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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

IN MEMORIAM 



ARTHUR J. BOUDREAU 
FREDERICK E. CLAGUE 
MARGARET E. CUNNINGHAM 
LEONARDO DELSONNO 
RICHARD C. FULLER 
FREDERICK L. JAESCHKE 
HELEN LARKIN 
PATRICK J. LEONARD 



(front cover) 

A winter sunset on Silver Lake 

A spectacular sunset captured in a photograph 
generously provided for our 2003 Annual 
Report. Photo is courtesy of Wilmington 
resident Edward Virtue. 



Table of Contents 

Title Page 

Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 4 

Administration &; Finance Town Clerk 8 

Board of Registrars 9 

Town Counsel 10 

Board of Assessors 13 

Town Treasurer/Collector 14 

Town Accountant 15 

Public Safety Fire Department 34 

Police Department 38 

Animal Control Officer 42 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 43 

Permanent Building Committee 44 

Department of Public Works 45 

Water and Sewer Department 4 8 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs ..Library 51 

Council for the Arts 5 8 

Carter Lecture Fund 60 

Historical Commission 60 

Recreation Department 63 

Elderly Services Department 68 

Housing Authority 72 

Disabilities, Commission on 72 

Veterans' Services 73 

Board of Health 73 

Cable T. V. Advisory Task Force 77 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 77 

Education Wilmington Public Schools 78 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc . Tech. H. S 100 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 116 

Housing Partnership 123 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 124 

Middlesex Canal Commission 126 

Inspector of Buildings 128 

Board of Appeals 12 9 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 151 

Annual Town Election - April 19, 2003 152 

Annual Town Meeting - April 26, 2003 153 

Special Town Meeting - June 9, 2003 188 

Directory of Officials 194 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 195 

Olo-'icers and Department Heads 199 

Municipal Services Guide 200 

Meeting Dates and Times 205 

Accepted Streets 206 

Telephone Directory by Department 



The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows 



"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, 
exists in order to deliver a wide range of municipal 
services to those who live, work or own property within 
the borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this 
community a good place to liye, to work, and to raise 
and educate a family, those services must be responsive 
to the needs of the people. They must be effeotiye and 
efficient. Principles. of honesty, fairness, ^ 
dependability and compassion must govern the actions of 
the officials and the employees of the Town. Those who 
work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most 
important resource and the key to its s^^ess in 
serving the people of Wilmington." 



Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 




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Town of Wilmington 



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As Chairman, I would like to personally thank the unanimous vote of confidence 
given to me by my fellow Selectmen to be your Chairman for 2003-2004. It is 
with great pleasure that I submit the Board's 2003 Annual Report to the 
residents of Wilmington. 

Calendar year 2003 continued to be a challenging year in many areas. The 
economic downturn that has affected so many people across the Commonwealth and 
across the nation resulted in a projected state budget deficit in excess of 
$2.0 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003. As a consequence, 
state aid to cities and towns including Wilmington was reduced significantly. 
While many communities pursued Proposition 2 M overrides or faced reductions 
in local services and were forced to layoff teachers, police officers, fire 
fighters and other municipal personnel, I am pleased to report that Wilmington 
was the exception to the rule. Due to the policy directives of the Board to 
develop conservative spending plans over the past few years and due to the 
execution of those directives by the Town Manager and his staff, the town 
developed a sizable free cash reserve in excess of $9.0 million. Other 
communities surrounding the Town of Wilmington have imposed user fees relative 
to bus transportation for their children, and rubbish pickup. I am glad to 
report that the Town of Wilmington has not imposed any kind of user fees. The 
Town of Wilmington is in good financial shape and the outlook is strong. 
Hopefully, as the economy turns around in a positive outlook and the state 
generates more revenue, the town will be back to getting its fair share of 
local aid, therefore driving the town back above and beyond surplus revenue 
for the town under our free cash reserve. Those reserves were used both to 
balance the fiscal year 2003 budget and to sustain service and staffing levels 
in the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003 without the need of new taxes. 

In fact, while residential property values continued to increase dramatically 
in 2003 due to the strong demand for housing in the Boston metropolitan area, 
Wilmington's residential tax rate continued to be the lowest tax rate in our 
area. Given the significant commercial and industrial sector that has 
developed in Wilmington, the Board approved a separate tax rate for the 
commercial and industrial sector, which shifted some of the tax burden away 
from residential homeowners to commercial and industrial property owners. 

The Board appointed new Town Counsel in 2003 after conducting a solicitation 
process, which involved interviewing nine law firms. By a majority vote of 3- 
2, the Board selected the law firm of Deutsch/Williams to serve as Town 
Counsel. Deutsch/Williams law firm is based in Boston, Massachusetts. 
Contamination of the town' s drinking water wells in south Wilmington continued 
to be a major focal point of the Board's efforts in 2003. Thanks to the 
efforts of the Community Advisory Panel, which was appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen in 2002, the environmental consulting firm Geolnsight Inc. of 
Londonderry, N.H. was recommended and ultimately hired to evaluate remediation 
activities related to the Maple Meadow Landfill closure project and the Olin 
Corporation's efforts to address groundwater contamination. Geolnsight has 
been assigned to complete a specific scope of work that, in part, critiques 
the work of consultants hired by representatives from Maple Meadow Landfill 
and Olin and assists the town to develop a future course of action. 



In June of 2003, there was a special town meeting, petitioned by myself in 
order to bring attention to a building moratorium. I believe, as many 
believed that the issue of development needed to be addressed. However, the 
article lost poorly. I believe it is time to move on as many do. I believe 
we need to develop this community in an orderly fashion. We must take into 
account lack of water supplied by our own town, contaminated well fields, 
encroachment of our neighborhoods, and quality of life. Keeping this in mind, 
and the sentiment of the town meeting vote, we must have orderly development. 

As Chairman of the Board, I have introduced a new segment of our agenda called 
"Public Comments." This segment gives every resident in town an opportunity 
to address the Board of Selectmen directly, therefore cutting red tape and 
hopefully getting results that same night or within a short time. I believe 
the Board of Selectmen have been very helpful in guiding residents through the 
maze of local government with the new segment of public comments. 

To honor the sacrifice and valor of our young men and women from Wilmington 
who are serving in the military in this country, the Mid-East and throughout 
the world, the Board presented their family members with the Blue Star Banner. 
We have honored 62 of our local military service personnel at Selectmen's 
meetings throughout the year. Those brave young men and women deserve our 
deepest respect and appreciation and our heartfelt hope for their continued 
safety and a speedy return. We are not only part of a grateful nation, we are 
a small grateful community thanking these young men and women. 

The Board wishes to extend its thanks to Robert J. Cain for his 25 years of 
service as a member of the Board of Selectmen. The Board would also like to 
extend it's sincere thanks to Bob Palmer as he plans to vacate his seat this 
April. We also would like to extent our appreciation to the Town Manager, the 
department heads, and all the great town employees who provide the Town of 
Wilmington with dependable service that the town has come to expect. 

As we fast approach celebrating our 275th year as a town, we must take time to 
reflect on how we got here. Many folks who have lived here all their lives 
like you and me, and the many residents who moved to the town from other 
communities want to call Wilmington their home. It is a great town and there 
are a lot of great people living here. We must try as a people, and as a 
community, to maintain Wilmington's charm and character so that when we 
celebrate our 300th year as a community, future generations will say 
Wilmington is still a nice place to call home. 

Michael V. McCoy, Chairman 
Board of Selectmen 




Board of Selectmen, from left: Suzanne M. Sullivan, 
Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman Michael V. McCoy (seated), 
Robert P. Palmer and Frank J. West. 



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Town of Wilmington 

1 2 1 GLEN ROAD 
WILMINGTON, MA 1 887 



OFFICE OF THE FAX (978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694-1417 
(978) 658-3311 

To. The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

The harsh reality of war confronted our nation's citizens and people 
throughout the world in 2003. Hundreds of American families experienced the 
excruciating pain of a loved one's ultimate sacrifice for their country. 
Thousands of. America's sons and daughters were and remain engaged in our 
country's war against terrorism. Regardless of one's political beliefs, most 
Americans are profoundly grateful that there are men and women among us who 
willingly defend our nation's commitment to the pursuit of liberty and the 
preservation of freedom. 

In an effort to manifest that gratitude, the town established a program to 
recognize Wilmington families whose spouses, children, grandchildren and other 
close family members were actively serving in the military. Beginning last 
April and continuing throughout the year, the Board of Selectmen presented 
Blue Star Service Banners to those families. The banners are intended to be 
displayed in a window of their home in recognition that a household member is 
serving in the military. The town is grateful to Phyllis Vieira for her 
assistance in initiating the program and to the generous benefactor who 
purchased the banners but chose to remain anonymous . 

In 2003 the softening economy and burdensome state aid reductions posed 
significant challenges to Massachusetts communities. Many cities and towns 
responded by passing overrides and instituting user fees while others were 
forced to slash or eliminate programs, layoff personnel and defer important 
capital expenditures. Wilmington, however, was fortunate to have as an option 
the ability to draw down on reserves in order to balance our budget and 
continue the town's progress. That alternative was available to Wilmington 
because of a sustained and deliberate effort to establish adequate reserves. 
During the past two fiscal years the budget absorbed local aid cuts in excess 
of $1.7 million. These reductions coupled with the sluggish economy, 
necessitated the use of reserves over the past two years of approximately $3.5 
million. 

Despite the town's reliance on surplus funds, Wilmington's certified free cash 
as of June 30, 2003 stands at just over $5.7 million. The town's undesignated 
fund balance is nearly $6.1 million which is further supported by 
approximately $1.2 million in overlay allowances. Wilmington's fiscal 
challenge over the next few years is to identify new revenue sources thereby 
enabling less of a reliance on surplus funds. 

The Town of Wilmington's 2003 Annual Report is a compilation of detailed 
summaries of the activities undertaken by various departments, committees and 
officers of the town during the past calendar year. Responsibility for 
providing essential services, establishing new programs and enhancing existing 
offerings are vested in the employees, volunteers and other providers whose 
good work keeps Wilmington "on the move." I would encourage residents to 
examine the reports contained herein in order to gain a better understanding 
of Wilmington's government and the services available to its residents. 

Maintaining and improving municipal services requires an annual investment in 
the town's infrastructure, plant and equipment. The provision of adequate 
public safety services remains a top priority. In 2003 the town purchased two 



fully-equipped police cruisers. The Fire Department acquired a hazardous 
materials equipment trailer and received delivery on a new ambulance. The 
Department of Public Works acquired replacement vehicles and equipment for the 
Water, Cemetery and Parks and Grounds Divisions. Among last year's most 
important acquisitions was a new handicapped-accessible van for the Elderly 
Services Department. The van makes approximately 4 runs each day to 
accommodate seniors in need of transportation for medical appointments, 
necessary shopping trips, social activities and other appointments important 
to ensuring a positive quality of life. 

Among the many improvements made to municipal school and recreation facilities 
in 2003 were: 

• The replacement of more than 10,000 square feet of roof over classrooms 
at the Woburn Street School . 

• The installation of a new upper flat roof at the Wilmington Memorial 
Library . 

• The installation of new lighting in sections of the Wildwood, Woburn 
Street and West Intermediate Schools. 

• The installation of energy efficient lights at the Department of Public 
Works garage and at the North Intermediate School tennis courts. 

• The replacement of deteriorated culverts on Chestnut Street and 
Shawsheen Avenue . 

• The improvement of the irrigation system at the Woburn Street School 
fields . 

• The refurbishment of the Brown's Crossing pump station. 

• The installation of 5,250 feet of new and replacement water mains. 

Among the town's major Public Works' projects is the North Wilmington 
improvement project. Work began in the summer of 2003 with the construction 
of approximately 2,500 linear feet of cement concrete sidewalks and granite 
curbing and the installation of approximately 870 linear feet of wood 
guardrails on Middlesex Avenue. The project, which is expected to be 
completed in the spring of 2004, also includes drainage improvements, road 
resurfacing and the completion of the construction of the North Wilmington 
municipal parking lot. 

At year's end, the town submitted its Comprehensive Water Resource Management 
Plan to the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The Plan is intended 
to serve as a guideline for the town's management of storm water, drinking 
water and waste water programs. The Water Department has undertaken the 
design of a piped connection to the MWRA water system, the construction of 
which will be funded by the Olin Corporation. The connection is intended to 
serve as an emergency source for water. Remote read water meters continued to 
be installed through the community. The new meters will improve the accuracy 
of the billing system. 

Two major issues confronting the town concern the closure of the Maple Meadow 
landfill and the contamination of wells located in the Maple Meadow Brook 
aquifer. The town is working in conjunction with the Department of 
Environmental Protection to ensure the appropriate closure of the landfill. 
Town officials are seeking to have the property owners complete the capping of 
the landfill at no cost to the town and in strict accordance with 
environmental laws, both state and local. The Department of Environmental 
Protection has concluded that chemicals found in four of the five wells 
located in the Maple Meadow Brook aquifer is the result of contamination 
migrating from property on Eames Street owned by the Olin Corporation. The 
town was made aware of the presence of NDMA in the wells on February 28, 2003. 
The four affected wells had been off-line since the previous fall and remain 
inactive. The fifth well was shut off as a precautionary measure. The town 
is reviewing its options as to the potential future use of this water source. 

The town continues to offer a wide variety of programs and services to its 
residents through the establishment of new programs and the enhancement of 
existing offerings. Among the noteworthy accomplishments in 2003 were: 



• The successful collaboration of school and municipal departments to 
improve upon emergency response. 

• The establishment of a fire fighter safety and health program funded by 
$97,000 in state and federal grants. 

• The expansion of the town's Community Policing Program. 

• The success of the drunk driver enforcement initiative resulting in a 
30% increase in DUI arrests. 

• The establishment of four new historic districts to be listed on the 
National Register of Historic Places. 

• The continuation of the Housing Rehabilitation Program providing 
important home improvements for twenty-seven Wilmington families. 

• The establishment of a town-wide reading program, Wilmington Reads One 
Book, One Community. 

• The creation of a new light industrial/office zoning district. 

• The establishment of age restricted zoning for residents 55 years of age 
and older. 

• The expansion of program offerings in the Elderly Services and 
Recreation Departments. 

Despite the downturn in the economy, Wilmington's residential values continued 
to skyrocket. In many areas in town, houses have doubled and even tripled in 
value over the last six to eight years. At the same time, commercial and 
industrial property values rose moderately or not at all. Although Wilmington 
continues to attract and retain businesses, the market value for business 
properties has not kept pace with those properties in the residential sector. 
As the gulf between the values of these groups of properties widens, a greater 
tax burden is shifted to homeowners. Recognizing the negative implications of 
this trend to the homeowner, the state has adopted temporary changes in law to 
enable communities such as Wilmington to offer a measure of relief to 
residential taxpayers. As I write this message the Board of Selectmen is 
considering the recommendation of the Board of Assessors to mitigate the tax 
increase on homeowners . 

Daniel Webster said, "Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its 
powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests and see 
whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy 
to be remembered." Webster's remarks, although global in intent, can still be 
applied to the operation of a small community whose very existence relies on 
the energy and vision of it's citizens who volunteer their time and expertise 
for the public good. We are very grateful to all who serve the community, 
whether on the ball fields or in the board rooms, each of whom accept the 
responsibility and obligation of working for the betterment of Wilmington and 
its families. 

Several residents stepped down from their volunteer posts in 2003. We are 
grateful for the past service of Board of Appeals members David Spurr and 
George Hooper, Conservation Commissioner Mark Brazell, Historical Commission 
member George Hooper, Jr. and Alfred Meegan, a member of the Housing 
Partnership. William Savosik who served since 1985 as a member of the 
Recreation Commission and William Cavanaugh, Jr., a 15-year member and past 
chairman of the Cemetery Commission, both stepped down after outstanding 
service to the town. The town is most grateful to Lester White who remains 
active in local government but who this past year retired as a member. of the 
Board of Library Trustees. Evelyn Kaminski was recently honored by the 
Elderly Services Commission as Volunteer of the Year after having served for 
so many years on the Commission as a member and chairman. This past year I 
was honored to appoint Ann Buzzell as Trustee Emeritus of the Public Library's 
Board of Trustees. Although Ann is no longer an active member of the Board, 
her advice and counsel is welcomed and expected. Bob Cain retired after 
serving 25 consecutive years as a member of the Board of Selectmen. He served 
with integrity and distinction. At year's end the town mourned the passing of 
retired Fire Chief Arthur Boudreau who presided over the Fire Department for 
nearly three decades. Earlier in the year we were saddened by the death of 
Frederick Jaeschke, former Public Buildings Superintendent and more recently a 
member of the Town Forest Committee. 



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In 2003 my respected colleague from the "other" side of town government, 
Superintendent of Schools Geraldine O'Donnell, retired. It was a privilege to 
work with Dr. O'Donnell for the past ten years in a collaborative effort to 
continue the progress of the Wilmington school system. Her successor, William 
McAlduff, brings leadership, experience and a solid commitment to continue 
upon that progress. Four municipal employees retired in 2003 including two 
prominent members of the Police Department. Beth Lessard served the 
Department for 18 years as its administrative clerk and Officer James Peterson 
for 20 years, more than half of which were served as the Department's 
prosecutor. Joan Goulet brought a smile and a strong work ethic to her 
position as clerk in the Board of Health office. She retired following 17 
years of service to the town. Ronald Swasey, who managed the Recreation 
Department for more than 31 years while introducing a wide variety of 
diversified recreational offerings to Wilmington residents, retired this past 
summer. Deborah Cipriani, the former clerk and program coordinator in the 
Recreation Department is the new Recreation Director. Her appointment was met 
with widespread enthusiasm throughout the community and her leadership to date 
is proof positive that the Recreation Department is in great hands. 

For many communities the difficult economic times have thrown obstacles in the 
path of progress. A recent survey by the Massachusetts Municipal Association 
found that cities and towns across the state have reduced municipal personnel 
by more than 1,000 and school districts have cut more than 1,300 full-time 
equivalent teacher positions. Communii-ies throughout Massachusetts have 
closed schools, increased class sizes, eliminated library hours of operation 
and reduced or eliminated scores of important programs and services. During 
the past year, Wilmington's local government has worked hard to maintain 
essential services while respecting the taxpayer's ability to pay. The 
significant investment of time and energy by so many citizens have enabled 
Wilmington to continue on its path of progress. 

As I write this report on an unusually warm winter Saturday, my attention is 
partly diverted to a father and his three children playing basketball on the 
small court located across the driveway from my office. Two sons and a 
daughter laughing and playing with dad, undoubtedly storing up memories. It 
is a snapshot of Wilmington that represents the essence of our community. A 
community steeped in the tradition of family values and resolute in its 
commitment to providing the highest quality of life for all of its citizens. 
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of this important 



mission . 



Respectfully submitted: 




Town Manager Michael Caira meets with Jimmy 
Lawrenson at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. 



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ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Town Clerk 

The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer 
and Local Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged 
with the responsibility of ensuring that the appropriate process, with 
notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative policy 
and of managing public access to this information. This office is often the 
first door of government accessed by individuals seeking information and the 
resolution of problems. It is with a sense of pride and accomplishment that 
we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our citizens 
well . 



The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2003: 



Births 281 

Marriage Intentions 89 

Marriages 88 

Deaths 217 

Deaths - Out of State 22 

Burial Permits 167 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 38 



Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town 
Clerk's office. Notice is sent to the owner or occupant of land where the 
storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal by April 30th of each 
year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, 
may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. Sixty- two 
flammable permits were issued during the year. 



Permits & Recordings : 

Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 9 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 214 

Federal Lien Recordings 

Federal Lien Releases 7 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 358 

Pole & Conduit Locations 6 

Dog Licenses 1,598 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 3 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this 
capacity she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting 
night, kept the minutes up to date and supervised all elections and the annual 
town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains current voting 
lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She also meets with 
the Board for special evening sessions to register voters and to certify 
nomination papers for candidates. 



Town Meetings & Elections 2003: 

Annual Town Election April 19 

Annual Town Meeting April 26 

Special Town Meeting June 9 



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In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the Town By-laws, meetings of the 
Board of Registrars were held on the second Monday of each month for the 
registration of voters and to conduct business. Under Chapter 616 of the Acts 
of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were so posted 
in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of 
signatures on nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town 
meetings . 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 51, Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of 
elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 
63, all in accordance with the Town Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2003 had a total of 14,297 registered voters from our listed 
21,663 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank the 6,007 households th^t returned 
their town census forms in 2003. A true census is an asset to the town. 








Alice M . Hooper, Board of Registrars Chairperson. 



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ADVICE AMD LEGAL DOCUMENTS. We became Town Counsel effective July 1, 2003. 
Our first task was to assemble, locate and organize town records and files. 
Advisory opinions were rendered to various town officials and Boards 
relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing 
attention was given to reviewing and/or drafting By-laws, easements, public 
road documents, compliance with the State Ethics Act and Open Meeting Law, 
various town rules and regulations, and other legal documents. 

CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT . During the period of our involvement with the 
town, we reviewed contracts and agreements and procurement documents. 

PROJECTS . We assisted the town in connection with the Olin property 
contamination issue and Maple Meadow Landfill, New England Transrail 
proposals, water resource allocation plans, affordable housing initiatives, 
road acceptance issues, various real estate projects, water meter issues 
and the Regency Place Comprehensive Permit hearing. 

LABOR . Our labor specialists provided advice to the town on various 
personnel issues. 

MISCELLANEOUS . On a regular basis, we provided advice to the Board of 
Selectmen, the Town Manager, Water and Sewer Commission and various other 
public officials regarding a variety of matters. These issues included 
conflicts of interest, open meeting law and procedure, land use and zoning, 
procurement and competitive bid procedures, and the enforcement of laws and 
regulations. This office has continued the pursuit of claims against 
several taxpayers, for outstanding excise, real estate and personal 
property taxes, as well as outstanding water and sewer charges, owed to the 
town (see also Litigation below) . 

LITIGATION . 

As of December 31, 2003, there were a total of 50 lawsuits and claims 
pending : 

7 lawsuits involving the Board of Appeals: 

Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179451. 

Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179448. 

Mary Nelson v. Louis Farkas, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #94-2516. 

Scott Garrant , James Diorio, Kevin Brander, Michael Sorrentino and Ann 
Yurek as they are members of the Wilmington Planning Board v. Charles E. 
Boyle, John R. Forest, Dan Wandell, Jr. as they are members of the 
Wilmington Board of Appeals and Mark Nelson, individually . Land Court 
Docket No. 267499. 

Mark D. Nelson et al v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court Misc. Case No. 
285904 . 

Regency Place, LLC v. Board of Appeals of the Town of Wilmington , Housing 
Appeals Court Docket No. 03-19. 

Joanne Cavallaro v. Board of Appeals , Land Court, Misc. No. 288225 
5 lawsuits involving the Planning Board: 

Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board , 
Land Court, Misc. No. 192780. 

Robert Troy v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington , Land Court Misc. 
No. 274810. 

Fred C. Cain, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court Misc. Case No. 
284632 . 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court Misc. Case No. 
284416 . 

Presidential Development Corporation et al v. Wilmington Planning Board et 
al . , Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 01-1966 



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1 lawsuit involving the Board of Health: 

Joanne M. Cuoco, et al v. Gregory Erickson, et al , Woburn District Court 
No. 945CV1090. 

1 lawsuit involving the School Committee: 

Mary A. Brennan v. Town of Wilmington Public Schools , MCAD Docket No. 
02BEM00365 . 

5 lawsuits involving the Board of Selectmen: 

Jason Stowers v. Town of Wilmington et al , Middlesex Superior Court Docket 
No. 02-0941. 

Royal Dynasty, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court, Docket 
No. 03-1411-G. 

Town of Wilmington v. Shawsheen River Associates Ltd. Partnership et al , 
Superior Court Docket No. 02-04925. 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert H. Pacheco , DIA Case No. 2556329/2635664. 

James F. Murphy and William T. Murphy v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex 
Superior Court No. 99-1333. 

2 lawsuits involving the Police Department: 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al , Woburn District Court Order, 
Docket No. 9953CV2227. 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al , District Court Docket No. 
200253CV00187 . 

3 lawsuits involving the Water and Sewer Commission: 

Town of Wilmington v. Amerada Hess Corp. et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
Docket No. 02-2382. 

Duxbury et al . v. Amerada Hess et al . , United States District Court Docket 
No. 2003-123991265 

Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection , DEP Document No. 
2003-074 

6 lawsuits involving the Tax Collector: 

Town of Wilmington v. Jamcorp , District Court Docket No. 200253CV001151 . 

Town of Wilmington v. JZK, Inc. , District Court Docket No. 200253CV001152 . 

Town of Wilmington v. Burnham Service Company, Inc. , District Court Docket 
No. 200253CV001153 . 

Town of Wilmington v. Axis Systems, Inc. , District Court Docket No. 
200253CV001154 . 

Town of Wilmington v. Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc. , District Court 
Docket No. 200253CV001155 . 

Tax Collector of the Town of Wilmington v Enclos Corp., FKA Harmon Contract 
d/b/a Harmon, Ltd. Corp ., Woburn District Court Docket No.: 200353-CV- 
000125 

1 lawsuit involving the Building Inspector: 

Mark Nelson v. State Building Code Appeals Board; Daniel Paret Inspector of 
Buildings, Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No.: 
2003-2097. 



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4 lawsuits involving the Town Administration: 

Thomas Igoe v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 03- 
1876 

Hooper V. Wilmington and Division of Employment and Training , BR-90464 

Mountain Peak Financial Services, Inc. v. Shepard et al . , Middlesex 
Superior Court Docket No. 03-4101 

Patrick v. Luciano , Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 03-03182 
1 lawsuit involving the Conservation Commission: 

Town of Wilmington v. Scarano , DEP Administrative Appeal Docket No. 2003- 
167 

14 claims which are not yet lawsuits: 
Kingman v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 

Fred Shine v. Town of Wilmington (Building Inspector) 
Robert Vassallo v. Town of Wilmington (Fire Department) 
Gracia v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 
Hayes v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 

Breslin v. Town of Wilmington (School Department) 
Brown v. Town of Wilmington (School Department) 
Clark V. Town of Wilmington (Recreation Department) 
D'Arcangelo v. Town of Wilmington (School Department) 
Ciampa v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 
Cote V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 
Gagnon v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 
Gamst V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 

Grinder v. Town of Wilmington (Police Department) 

Each of the above efforts required the participation of numerous town 
officials and private citizen volunteers - all working together towards a 
better Wilmington. 

Thanks to the Board of Selectmen and all other town officials and citizens for 
their cooperation and assistance towards another successful year. 



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ssesson 



RECAPITULATION - 2 004 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation 

Special Education 0.00 

County Retirement Assessment 2,033,038.00 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 410,859.00 

Air Pollution Districts 5,921.00 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 5,557.00 

Mosquito Control Project 37,879.00 

Amount Certified by Collector & 

Treasurer for Tax Title 0.00 

Overlay of Current Year 744,465.00 

Cherry Sheet Offsets 42,385.00 

M.W.R.A 1,774,470.00 

Final Court Judgments . 00 

RMV Surcharge 12,44 0.0 

Miscellaneous 20,315.00 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

2004 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid $8,255,803.00 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 3,329,567.00 

Penalties and Interest on Taxes 100,000.00 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 610,000.00 

Charges for Services - Sewer 2,122,748.00 

Other Charges for Services 175,000.00 

Fees 40,000.00 

Rentals 9,600.00 

Departmental Revenue - Library 15,000.00 

Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 60,000.00 

Other Department Revenue 146,955.00 

Licenses and Permits 270,000.00 

Special Assessments 1,000.00 

Fines and Forfeits 140,000.00 

Investment Income 350,000.00 

Voted from Available Funds 520,523.00 

Free Cash 3,537,607.00 

Miscellaneous 170,433.00 



$56,982,034.00 



5, 087, 329. 00 
$62,069,363.00 



$19,854,236.00 



Real Estate 

Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$2,288,624,785.00 @ 9.65 p/t 
$ 104,907,615.00 @ 28.09 p/t 
$ 554,955,700.00 @ 28.09 p/t 
$ 56,758,180.00 @ 28.09 p/t 



$22 , 085 , 229.00 
2 , 946, 855 . 00 
15, 588 , 706 . 00 
1, 594 , 337 . 00 
$42 , 215 , 127 . 00 



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Treaserer/ Collector 



Commitments 



2003 Real Estate $2 9,745,534.45 

2003 Personal Property 1,409,134.65 

2002 Excise 3,107,699.80 

2001 Excise 129,977.05 

Ambulance 597,664.67 

Apportioned Water Betterments 231.82 

Interest 11.59 

Apportioned Street Betterments 348.57 

Interest 104.58 

Apportioned Sewer Betterments 31,707.78 

Interest 21,866.40 

Sewer Liens 28,205.74 

Water Liens 107,744.67 

Electric Liens 15,338.34 

Apportioned Title 5 Betterments 3,719.35 

Interest 1, 389 . 68 

Total $35,200,679.14 

Collections 

Real Estate $39,500,450.41 

Personal Property 2,055,992.44 

Excise 3,178,938.00 

Water Betterments 729.95 

Street Betterments 697.13 

Sewer Betterments 39,286.17 

Title V Betterments 39,665.69 

Water Liens 100,593.55 

Sewer Liens 32,743.84 

Electric Liens 19,288.89 

Excise Interest and Charges 72,720.07 

Ambulance 254,374.14 

Lien Certificates 66,386.00 

Water Collections 3,090,380.80 

Sewer Collections 1,701,002.91 

Real Estate Interest & Charges 90,096.89 

Personal Property Interest & Charges 7,472.17 

Tax Titles 206,723.77 

Tax Title Interest 29, 589 . 82 

Total $50,487,132.64 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 



The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the Town of 
Wilmington for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003 are hereby submitted. This 
report was prepared by the Office of the Town Accountant. Responsibility for 
accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the presentation, 
including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate 
in all material respects and are reported in a manner designed to present 
fairly the financial position and results of operations of the various funds 
and account groups of the government . 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 



Table of Contents 

PAGE 

Combined Balance Sheet -All Fund Types and Account Groups 17 

Notes to Financial Statements 18 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances -All Governmental Fund 
Types and Expendable Trust Funds 22 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet -Special Revenue 
Accounts 23 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balance-Special Revenue Accounts 24 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 
Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 25 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures -Water Department 3 
Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures -Capital Projects 31 
Fund 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 32 

Schedule of Trust Funds 33 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 

Total 

Special Capital Trusts Long-Term (Memorandum 

Assets General Revenue Projects Agency Debt Only) 

Cash 12,811,251.23 4,723,511.31 242,575.88 1,245,870.52 19,023,208.94 
Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 672,636.10 672,636.10 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions (1,170,661.86) (1,170,661.86) 

Tax Liens 340,491.85 340,491.85 

Tax Foreclosures 376,646.75 376,646.75 

Motor Vehicle Excise 522,823.67 522,823.67 

Departmental 277,849.87 277,849.87 

Betterments 4,498.10 4,498.10 

User Charges 69,907.88 329,038.82 398,946.70 

Due from Other Gov'ts 326,854.09 326,854.09 

Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 27,687,471.11 27,687,471.11 

Total Assets 13,905,443.59 5,379,404.22 242,575.88 1,245,870.52 27,687,471.11 48,460,765.32 
Liabilities & Fund Balance 
Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 984,360.19 158,182.67 5,000.00 32,825.15 1,180,368.01 
Deferred Revenue: 

General Property Taxes 672,636.10 672,636.10 

Other Accounts Receivable 1,592,218.12 655,892.91 2,248,111.03 

Notes Payable 27,687,471.11 27,687,471.11 

Payroll Withholdings 55,763.68 55,763.68 

Total Liabilities 3,304,978.09 814,075.58 5,000.00 32,825.15 27,687,471.11 31,844,349.93 

Fund Balance: 

Res. For Encumbrances 1,567,070.98 1,316,028.80 2,883,099.78 

Res. For Special Purpose 2,078,670.58 237,575.88 1,198,045.37 3,514,291.83 

Res. For Subsequent Years 2,957,290.00 505,523.00 15,000.00 3,477,813.00 

Unreserved-Undesignated 6,076,104.52 665,106.26 6,741,210.78 

Total Fund Balance 10,600,465.50 4,565,328.64 237,575.88' 1,213,045.37 0.00 16,616,415.39 

Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 13,905,443.59 5,379,404.22 242,575.88 1,245,870.52 27,687,471.11 48,460,765.32 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2003 



1 . Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of 
Selectmen and an open Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen appoint a Town 
Manager who in accordance with Chapter 592 of 1950, serves as chief fiscal and 
administrative officer of the town. Other town officials are appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager. Generally accepted accounting 
principles (GAAP) requires that the accompanying general purpose financial 
statements present the Town of Wilmington (the primary government) and its 
component units. Component units are included in the Town's reporting entity 
if their operational and financial relationships with the Town are 
significant. Pursuant to this criteria, the following entities have been 
excluded from the accompanying general purpose financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as 
well as subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex County Retirement System - administers the retirement 
system for employees of member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School 
District - provides education services for member communities. 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee - provides facilities for waste 
disposal for its members. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal 
services . 

2 . Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of 
Wilmington conform to generally accepted accounting principles for local 
governmental units except as indicated in Note 3 . The following is a summary 
of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds 
and one account group in order to comply with the limitations and 
restrictions placed on both the resources made available to the 
town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped in 
the financial statements in this report into five generic fund 
types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating 
fund of the town. It is used to account for all financial 
resources except those required to be accounted for in another 
fund . 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to 
account for the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than 
expendable trust or major capital projects) that are legally 
restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to 
account for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or 
construction of major capital facilities. 



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Fiduciary Funds 

Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to 
account for assets held by the town in a trustee capacity or as an 
agent for individuals, private organizations, other governments 
and/or other funds. These include expendable trust, non- 
expendable trust and agency funds. Non-expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic measurements 
of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order 
to demonstrate maintenance of capital. Expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in essentially the same manner as governmental 
funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal 
liabilities) and do not involve measurement of results of 
operations . 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities 
expected to be financed from governmental funds are accumulated in 
the general long-term debt group of accounts. This account group 
is not a fund. It is only concerned with the measurement of 
financial position and, therefore, is not involved with a 
measurement of the results from any operations. 

B . Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been 
prepared principally on the modified accrual basis of accounting. 
This method recognizes revenues when they become measurable and 
available. Expenses are recognized under this method as they are 
incurred . 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they 
become available. Available means then due or past due and 
receivable within the current period or expected to be collected 
soon enough thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the 
current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when 
cash is received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to 
intergovernmental revenues, the legal and contractual requirements 
of the numerous individual programs are used as guidance. There 
are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, 
moneys must be expended on the specific purpose or project before 
any amounts will be paid to the town. Therefore, revenues are 
recognized based upon the expenditures recorded. In the other, 
moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose of expenditure and 
are usually revocable only for failure to comply with prescribed 
compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as 
revenues at the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to 
accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a 
cash disbursement basis. In addition, as required by 
Massachusetts General Laws, disbursements made during the fifteen 
days immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which 
pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and 
expenses as of June 3 0th. 



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Purchase orders and other contractual obligations 
outstanding at June 30th related to annual operating expenses are 
recorded as encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation of 
fund balances at that date. 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is 
measurable but not available has been classified as deferred 
revenue on June 3 0th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which 
purchase orders, contracts and other commitments for the 
expenditure of funds are recorded in order to reserve that portion 
of the applicable appropriation, is employed in governmental 
funds. Open encumbrances at year-end are reported as reservations 
of fund balances . Encumbrances do not constitute expenditures or 
liabilities . 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are 
recorded as expenditures when purchased (purchase method) . 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as 
expenditures in applicable governmental funds. The town does not 
capitalize the cost of general fixed assets in a general fixed 
asset account group, which is consistent with the practice of many 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned 
Memorandum Only to indicate that they are presented only to 
facilitate financial analysis. Data in these columns do not 
present financial position, results of operations or changes in 
financial position in conformity with generally accepted 
accounting principles. Such data is not comparable to a 
consolidation since interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D . Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Contributory 
Retirement System, a single employer plan, established under 
Chapter 32 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. Substantially all full-time and some part-time 
employees of the town except teachers and certain administrative 
personnel employed by the School Department participate in the 
system. Benefits paid under the plan, referred to as retirement 
allowance, include both an annuity portion, funded principally 
from amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension 
portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their 
compensation annually, determined by their date of employment. 
The employer contribution by the town as determined by the 
County's actuarial valuation normal cost plus the amortization of 
the original unfunded actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School 
Department participate in a contributory retirement plan 
administered by the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board. 
Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to 
the plan. 



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3 . Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on 
the basis of accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Revenue. These practices differed in many 
significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform 
municipal accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from 
G.A.A.P. under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. 
The town has adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the town of 
Wilmington's financial statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with 
Chapter 32 of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see 
note ID) . 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as 
expenditures at the time purchases is made rather than being 
capitalized in a general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are 
recorded as expenditures rather than assets at time of purchase. 

4 . Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial 
orders are initiated or recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are 
limited to the line items as voted at the Town meetings. Department heads may 
not transfer, without approval, appropriation balances from one expenditure 
account to another within their department or budget. These along with 
transfers or unencumbered appropriation balances between departments or 
agencies must be approved at Town Meetings. 

5 . Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 5% 
of its equalized valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state 
law is designated as being inside the debt limit. In addition, however, 
a town may authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific purposes. 
Such debt when issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. 
The following summarized the annual debt service requirements as of June 
30, 2003. 



General Obligation Bonds 

Principal Interest Total 

Outstanding June 30, 2002 $30,820,000 $7,652,625 $38,472,625 

Retirements $ 3 , 425 , OOP $1, 498, 188 $ 4 , 923 , 188 

Outstanding June 30, 2003 $27,395,000 $6,154,437 $33,549,437 

As of June 30, 2003 the town had authorized and unissued debt of 
$1,430,000 as outlined below. 

Lowell Street Sewer Project $ 1,430, 000 

$ 1,430,000 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 

Fiduciary 











Fund Types 


Total 




General 


Special 


Capital 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


Projects 


Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES: 












General Properly Taxes 


39,675,647.72 


0.00 






39,675,647,72 


Tax Liens 


286,449.89 


107,167.07 






393,616,96 


Special Assessments 


Ann An 

52,492.40 


42,763.73 






95,256,13 


Excise 


3,266,976.09 


0.00 






3,266,976,09 


Penalties 


130,026.42 


0.00 






130,026,42 


Licenses and Permits 


270,377.50 


0.00 




21,294.80 


291,672,30 


Intergovernmental 


9,289,613.65 


2,835,348.60 




838.96 


12,125,801,21 


Charges for Services 


1,929,757.63 


1* pen Acn nn 

5,558,156.38 




/\/*7 A e~i 7 4 

967,157.71 


8,455,071,72 


Fines 


154,892.10 


0.00 






154,892,10 


Fees 


69,330.34 


0.00 






69,330,34 


Interest Earnings 


o ft ii Cir\n n t 

384,802.94 


9,141.46 




nn AAA nn 

28,414.26 


422,358,66 


Appropriation Refunds 


405,001.23 


0.00 






Anc nnA nn 

405,001,23 


Gifts 


0.00 


or n 4 1 nn 

85,813.09 




4 nA A f\Ac act 

1,614,045.88 


A nnn nrn n7 

1,699,858.97 


umer 


I,UjO, I jO.On 


077 I'm 10 




OnQ A(\^ AC\ 




Total Revenues 


56,971,523.75 


8,915,728.65 


0.00 


2,841,158.01 


68,728,410,41 


EXPENDITURES: 












General Government 


1,535,431.55 


41,177.66 




1,881,539.15 


3,458,148,36 


Public Safety 


5,877,386.89 


221,218.31 


nnn nn 

171,929.00 


897,331.43 


7,167,865,63 


Human Services 


854,113.78 


744,104.53 




9,225.08 


1,607,443,39 


Public Works 


5,322,259.22 


2,265,923.03 


13,571.45 


5,075.00 


7,606,828,70 


Community Development 


655,953.52 


263,005.27 






918,958,79 


Building Maintenance 


3,032,420.59 


5,791.55 




62,561.97 


3,100,774,11 


Education 


25,360,065.58 


3,116,331.13 


1,198,277.95 


132,075.00 


29,806,749.66 


Recreation 


131,584.01 


0.00 






131,584.01 


Veterans' Services 


16,854.17 


0.00 






16,854.17 


Debt and Interest 


5,089,969,52 


0.00 






5,089,969.52 


Unclassified 


6,553,762.79 


24,748.54 






6,578,511.33 


Statutory Charges 


3,748,135.00 


0.00 






3,748,135.00 


Capital Outlay 


452,258.34 


1,600,237.73 






2,052,496.07 


Warrant Articles 


177,513.84 


0.00 






A 77 C A'i OA 

177,513.84 


Total Expenditures 


58,807,708.80 


8,282,537.75 


1,383,778.40 


2,987,807,63 


71,461,832,58 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


(1,836,185.05) 


633,190.90 


(1,383,778.40) 


(146,649,62) 


(2,733,422,17) 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES): 












Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 










0.00 


Operating Transfers In 


622,902.54 


65,074.12 






687,976.66 


Operating Transfers Out 


(47,982.28) 


(614,994.38) 




(25,000,00) 


(687,976.66) 


State and County Charges 










0.00 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


574,920.26 


(549,920.26) 


0.00 


(25,000,00) 


0.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 












and Other Financing Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(1,261,264.79) 


83,270.64 


(1,383,778.40) 


(171,649,62) 


(2,733,422.17) 


Fund Balance July 1, 2002 


11,664,888.04 


4,482,058.00 


1,621,354.28 


1,384,694,99 


19,152,995.31 



Decrease in Provision for 

Abatements and Exemptions 196,842.25 196,842.25 

Fund Balance June 30, 2003 10,600,465.50 4,565,328.64 237,575.88 1,213,045.37 16,616,415,39 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 



Assets 



Reserved for 

Grants Gifts Appropriation Revolving 



Water 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less; Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



946,861.52 71,838.05 



417,887.09 841,120.78 2,445,803.87 4,723,511.31 



326,854.09 



329,038.82 



329,038.82 
326,854.09 



Total Assets 



1,273,715.61 71,838.05 



417,887.09 841,120.78 2,774,842.69 5,379,404.22 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 52,757.58 
Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 

Other Accounts Receivable 326,854.09 
Notes Payable 
Payroll Withholdings 



68,901.68 36,523.41 158,182.67 



329,038.82 655,892.91 



Total Liabilities 



379,611.67 0.00 



0.00 68,901.68 365,562.23 814,075.58 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



916,800.46 71,838.05 



(22,696.52) 



1,316,028.80 1,316,028.80 

382,887.09 707,144.98 2,078,670.58 

35,000.00 470,523.00 505,523.00 

65,074.12 622,728.66 665,106.26 



Total Fund Balance 



894,103.94 71,838.05 



417,887.09 772,219.10 2,409,280.46 4,565,328.64 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 1 ,273,71 5.61 71 ,838.05 



417,887.09 841,120.78 2,774,842.69 5,379,404.22 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 







Gifts 


r\coci vcu 


rvcvui VII lu 


Water 


Tntal 








Appropriation 


Funds 






REVENUES: 














General Property Taxes 












0.00 


Tax Liens 










107,167.07 


107,167.07 


Special Assessments 








42,107.26 


656.47 


42,763.73 


Excise 












0.00 


Penalties 












0.00 


Licenses and Permits 












0.00 


Intergovernmental 


2,672,608.41 






157,240.19 


5,500.00 


2,835,348.60 


Charges for Services 








2,648,596.69 


2,909,559.69 


5,558,156.38 


Fines 












0.00 


Fees 












0.00 


Interest Earnings 


3,800.48 




5,340.98 






9,141.46 


Appropriation Refunds 












0.00 


Gifts 




62,150.00 




23,663.09 




85,813.09 


Other 


8,870.00 




29,828.70 


107,676.17 


130,963.45 


277,338.32 


Total Revenues 


2,685,278.89 


62,150.00 


35,169.68 


2,979,283.40 


3,153,846.68 


8,915,728.65 


EXPENDITURES: 














General Government 


37,851.24 






3,326.42 




41,177,66 


Public Safety 


221,178.36 






39.95 




221,218.31 


Human Services 


60,415.94 






683,688.59 




744,104.53 


Public Works 


365,480.12 




75.00 


35,981.06 


1,864,386.85 


2,265,923.03 


Community Development 


125,668.75 






137,336.52 




263,005.27 


Building Maintenance 








5,791.55 




5,791.55 


Education 


985,818.77 






2,130,512.36 




3,116,331.13 


Recreation 












0.00 


Veterans' Services 












0.00 


Debt and Interest 












0.00 


Unclassified 


24,74g.54 










24,748.54 


Statutory Charges 












0.00 


Capital Outlay 










1,600,237.73 


1,600,237.73 


Warrant Articles 












0.00 


Total Expenditures 


1,821,161.72 


0.00 


75.00 


2,996,676.45 


3,464,624.58 


8,282,537.75 


Excess /dpfiripnrv\ of 














Revenues over Expenditures 


864,117.17 


62,150.00 


35,094.68 


(17,393.05) 


(310,777.90) 


633,190.90 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES): 














Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 












0.00 


Operating Transfers In 








65,074.12 




65,074.12 


Operating Transfers Out 


(211,395.38) 




(30,000.00) 




(373,599.00) 


(614,994.38) 


State and County Charges 












0.00 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 

Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 
over Expenditures and Other Uses 

Fund Balance July 1,2002 


(211,395.38) 


0.00 


(30,000.00) 


65,074.12 


(373,599.00) 


(549,920.26) 


652,721.79 


62,150.00 


5,094.68 


47,681.07 


(684,376.90) 


83,270.64 


241,382.15 


9,688.05 


412,792.41 


724,538.03 


3,093,657.36 


4,482,058.00 



Increase in Provision for 
Abatements and Exemptions 



Fund Balance June 30, 2003 



894,103.94 



71,838.05 417,887.09 



772,219.10 2,409,280.46 4,565,328.64 



-24- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2003 







CARRY FORWARD 


TRANSFER & 






CARRY FORWARD 




FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




TO FY 2003 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


TO FY 2004 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 2002 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FROM FY 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 
















S6l6Ctm6n 


odiones 


n no 


"1 ^nn nn 

0,dUU.UU 


3 3nn nn 

o,ouu.uu 


n nn 

U.UU 


00 


n nn 

u.uu 


Selectmen 


Expenses 


n nn 


i onn nn 


1 T ^nn nn 

1 j,jUU.UU 


n nn 
u.uu 


n nn 
u.uu 


n nn 
u.uu 






0.00 


16,600.00 


16,600.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


FlprtinnQ 


Ssldries 


0.00 


24,829.00 


24,434.89 


394.11 


0.00 


394.11 


F-lprtinnQ 


Cnn^tahlp 


0.00 


150.00 


150.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elections 


Expenses 


0.00 


4,200.00 


4,200.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




u.uu 


^y,l (S UU 


90 TQA 00 
^0,/B4.0H 


394.1 1 


U.uu 


jy4.i 1 


Registrars 


Salaries 


0.00 


1,825.00 


1,825.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Registrars 


Expenses 


0.00 


5,300.00 


5,180.87 


119.13 


0.00 


119.13 




0.00 


7 125.00 


7 nn5 H7 


119 13 


00 


119 13 


Finance Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


1,183.15 


1,183.15 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Finance Comm. 


Expenses 


0.00 


7,695.00 


7,358.50 


336.50 


0.00 


336.50 




0.00 


8 878 15 


8 541 65 


336 50 


0.00 


336 50 


Town Manager 


Sal-Town Manager 


0.00 


106,161.23 


4 ftC 4C4 OO 

106,161.23 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Manager 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


269,076.36 


269,076.36 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Manager 


Expenses 


549.59 


89,158.36 


89,606.83 


101.12 


0.00 


101.12 


Town Manager 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


8,134.00 


8,070.09 


63.91 


0.00 


63.91 










479 Q14 51 


ifi5 n3 


n nn 
u.uu 


ifi5 n3 

IDj.UO 


Town Accountant 


Sal-Town Accountant 


0.00 


76,340.93 


76,340.93 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Accountant 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


181,115.00 


180,498.46 


616.54 


0.00 


616.54 


Town Accountant 


Expenses 


19,539.63 


2,450.00 


2,377.06 


19,612.57 


19,612.57 


0.00 






19 539 63 


259 905 93 


259 216 45 


20,229.11 


19 612 57 


616.54 


Treas/Collector 


Sal-Treasurer/Collector 


0.00 


59,866.61 


39,000.61 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Treas/Collector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


130,411.00 


126,855.99 


3,555.01 


0.00 


3,55501 


Treas/Collector 


Expenses 


0.00 


19,915.00 


16,017.95 


3,897.05 


1,058.15 


2,838.90 






0.00 


H ft i ftO C 4 


202,MU.O!) 


7,452.06 


1,058.15 


C QOO n4 


Town Clerk 


Sal-Town Clert« 


0.00 


63,938.74 


63,938.74 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Clerk 


Salaries-Other 


n nn 
u.uu 




Wn 7fiQ ftA 


(195 1fi 


n nn 

u.uu 


0^3. ID 


Town Clerk 


Expenses 


n nn 
u.uu 


9 Q7t^ nn 


9 Rin 9R 


3fi4 79 


n nn 
u.uu 








0.00 


148,508.74 


4 ^40 tt^ 

147,318.86 


1,189.88 


0.00 


1,189.88 


Assessors 


Sal-Prin. Assessor 


0.00 


80,180.24 


80,180.24 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




Odldllco \JU1CI 


u.uu 


RT 31Q nn 


7fl 5nR 5n 


i fl39 sn 


0.00 




M5Sc550l5 


expenses 


0*T, \HI .u^ 


1 39 5nn nn 

1 0^, JUU.UU 


190 R7'> OR 


37 Q73 5fi 


35 nflft KQ 


9 R(U 87 




Fumish. & Eguip 


0.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






\m .Oc 


9Q7 £;1Q OA 


9flft fipin 7n 

Zoo,oOU./ U 


AO «nfi nfi 




7 717 37 


TniA/n Pmincpl 




0.00 


119 R1? 50 


103417 50 


q 400 00 


Q 400 00 


0.00 






0.00 


112.812.50 


103,412.50 


9,400.00 


9,400 00 


0.00 


Permanent Bid Com 


Salaries 


0.00 


650.00 


35.57 


61443 


0.00 


614.43 


Pemianent Bid Com 


Expenses 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 






0.00 


750.00 


35.57 


714.43 


0.00 


714.43 


General Government Subtotal 




54,236.74 


1,564,001.12 


1,535,431.55 


82,806.31 


65,159.41 


17,646.90 


PUBLIC SAFETY; 
















Police 


Sal-Chief 


0.00 


90,030.30 


90,030.30 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


74,879.94 


74,879 94 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Lieut. 


0.00 


118,023.30 


118,023.30 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Sgts. 


0.00 


306,044.43 


306,044.43 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Patrolmen 


0.00 


1,421,956.00 


1,421,956.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



-25- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2003 







CARRY FORWARD 


TRANSFERS 






CARRY FORWARD 




FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




TO FY 2003 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


TO FY 2004 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 2002 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FROM FY 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


Police 


Sal-Clerical 


0.00 


89,087.11 


89,087.11 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Part Time 


0.00 


10,400.00 


0.00 


10,400.00 


0.00 


10,400.00 


Police 


Sal-Fill In Costs 


0.00 


289,684.75 


289,684.75 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Police 


Sal-Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


88,133.21 


88,133.21 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Police 


Sal-Specialist 


0.00 


12,200.00 


11,175.00 


1,025.00 


0.00 


1,025,00 


Police 


Sal-Incentive 


0.00 


273,600.00 


273,161.60 


438.40 


0.00 


438,40 


Police 


Sal-Night Diff 


0.00 


35,880.00 


34,476.80 


1,403.20 


0.00 


1,403.20 


Police 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


15,759.00 


15,156.61 


602.39 


0.00 


602.39 


Police 


Expenses 


44.80 


190,167.00 


181,320.68 


8,891.12 


1,344.56 


7,546.56 






44.80 


3,015,845.04 


2,993,129.73 


22,760.11 


1,344,56 


21,415.55 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Chief 


0.00 


93,945.90 


93,945.90 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


71,644.46 


71,644.46 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Lieut. 


0.00 


312,158.08 


312,158.08 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Privates 


0.00 


1,424,459.21 


1,424,459.21 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Clerk/Disptch 


0.00 


41,076.69 


41,076.69 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Part Time 


0.00 


13,455.00 


10,805.40 


2,649.60 


0,00 


2,649.60 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Overtime Costs 


0.00 


281,700.00 


260,249.77 


21,450.23 


0.00 


21,450.23 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


100,624.00 


99,850.16 


773.84 


0.00 


773,84 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-lncentive/EMT 


0.00 


11,225.00 


7,875.00 


3,350.00 


0.00 


3,350.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Fire Alarm 


0.00 


22,000.00 


13,537.62 


8,462.38 


0.00 


8,462.38 


Fire Dept. 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


22,541.00 


21,060.18 


1,480,82 


0.00 


1,480.82 


Fire Dept. 


Expenses 


0.00 


110,620.00 


99,433.02 


11,186.98 


10,705.00 


481.98 


Fire Dept. 


Furnish & Equip. 


5,962.19 


8,000.00 


7,493.58 


6,468.61 


3,692.59 


2,776.02 






5,962.19 


2,513,449.34 


2,463,589.07 


55,822.46 


14,397.59 


41,424,87 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Full Time 


0.00 


342,828.00 


339,488.44 


3,339.56 


0.00 


3,339,56 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


25,000.00 


27,291.60 


(2,291.60) 


0.00 


(2,291.50) 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


29,952.00 


13,865.85 


16,086.15 


0.00 


16,086.15 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Expenses 


0.00 


18,000.00 


7,906.17 


10,093.83 


6,037.99 


4,055.84 






0.00 


415,780.00 


388,552.06 


27,227.94 


6,037.99 


21,189.95 


Animal Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


29,493.00 


29,493.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Animal Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


4,325.00 


2,623.03 


1,701.97 


707.33 


994.64 






0.00 


33,818.00 


32,116.03 


1,701.97 


707.33 


994.64 


Public Safety Subtotal 




6,006.99 


5,978,892.38 


5,877,386.89 


107,512.48 


22,487.47 


85,025,01 


PUBLIC WORKS; 
















Engineering 


Salaries 


0.00 


159,870.00 


159,869.64 


0.36 


0.00 


0,36 


Engineering 


Salaries-Part Time 


0.00 


3,936.00 


3,936.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Engineering 


Expenses 


0.00 


8,400.00 


7,539.56 


860.44 


0.00 


860,44 






0.00 


172,206.00 


171,345.20 


860 80 


0.00 


860.80 


Highway Division 


Sal-D.P.W. Supt. 


0.00 


82,302.31 


82,302.31 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Hinhw^v nix/i^irtn 


S^^larip^i-Othpr 

wuiai ICO ici 


0.00 


1 027,013.09 


1,027,013.09 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Sal 


0.00 


16,740.00 


8,482.50 


8,257.50 


0,00 


8,257.50 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint Exp. 


0.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


128.41 


274,600.00 


251,996.02 


22,732.39 


13,816,65 


8,915.74 


Highway Division 


Road Machinery Exp, 


0.00 


68,000.00 


66,475.58 


1,524 42 


0.00 


1,524.42 


Highway Division 


Fuel & Other 


3,838.18 


160,920.00 


162,967.09 


1,791.09 


0,00 


1,791.09 


Highway Division 


Drainage Projects 


0.00 


33,000.00 


30,741.34 


2,258.66 


0,00 


2,258.66 


Highway Division 


Public Street Lights 


24,912.32 


183,000.00 


188,112.02 


19,800.30 


0.00 


19,800.30 


Highway Division 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


39,600.00 


39,447.72 


152.28 


0.00 


152.28 




28,878.91 


1,886,175.40 


1,858,537.67 


56,516.64 


13,816.65 


42,699.99 


Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


239,465.00 


236,515.20 


2,949.80 


0,00 


2,949.80 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


317,11500 


314,611.51 


2,503.49 


903.00 


1,600.49 






0.00 


556,580.00 


551,126.71 


5,453.29 


903.00 


4,550.29 



-26- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2003 







CARRY FORWARD 


TRANSFER & 






CARRY FORWARD 




FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




TO FY 2003 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


TO FY 2004 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 2002 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FROM FY 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


847,014.56 


1,329,600.00 


2,063,246.74 


113,367.82 


113,367.82 


0.00 






RA7 014 Sfi 


1 finn no 


7 Ofil ?4fi 74 


1 1 T '?fi7 fl9 


in 1fi7 R9 


00 


Tree Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


137,962.00 


129,071.40 


8,890.60 


0.00 


8,890.60 


Tree Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


9,395.00 


7,129.84 


2,265.16 


0.00 


2,265.16 






0.00 


147 357 00 


nfi ?01 94 


11 155 7fi 

11,1 ^tj ■ ( V 


0.00 


11 155 7fi 

11,1 yJ'J. 1 \J 


Parlrc A r^rAiinHe Htuicinn 


oaiai ICO 


0.00 


940 710 Q'^ 


940 710 Q1 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


41,944.99 


41,879.58 


65.41 


0.00 


65.41 






0.00 


282,655.92 


282,590.51 


65.41 


0.00 


65.41 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


135,841.40 


135,841.40 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Cen^etery Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


17,750.00 


14,167.59 


3,582.41 


0.00 


3,582.41 






0.00 


153,591.40 


150,008.99 


3,582.41 


0.00 


3,58241 


Sewer 


Salaries 


0.00 


59,230.00 


cc one tA 

56,895.34 


2,334.66 


0.00 


2,334.66 


Sewer 


Expenses 


112,557.82 


111,870.00 


52,306.82 


172,121.00 


112,000.00 


60,121.00 


Sewer Subtotal 




112,557.82 


171,100.00 


109,202.16 


174,455.66 


112,000.00 


62,455.66 


Tntol Piihlir \A/nrkc 
1 Uldl rUDIlL VVUfKb 




900,*tJ 1 .£9 


i RQQ Jfi*; 79 

*t,U9%7,^vJ.f C 


1 199 9«;Q 99 




940 nfi7 47 


19'i 170 19 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 
















Board of Health 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


65,449.93 


65,449.93 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


154,199.38 


154,199.38 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Expenses 


25.47 


10,285.00 


8,469.50 


1,840.97 


1,517.41 


323.56 




Mpntal Health 


0.00 


30 700 00 


30 699 96 


0.04 


0.00 


0.04 


Board of Health 


rurnidn. oi equip. 


7fi 47 


n on 

U.UU 


7R A7 

f Q.HI 


n no 

U.UU 


00 
U.UU 


00 
U.UU 




101.94 


260,634.31 


258,895.24 


1,841.01 


1,517.41 


323.60 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Salaries 


0.00 


4,800.00 


4,800.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Sm. Tools & Equip. 


0.00 


100.00 


60.00 


40.00 


0.00 


40.00 




U.UU 


4,yuu.uu 


4,0DU.UU 


hU.UU 


U.UU 


Ac\ nn 
hU.UU 


Planning/Consen/. 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


68,741.66 


68,741.66 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Planning/Conserv. 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


153,453.00 


151,931.18 


1,521.82 


0.00 


1,521.82 


Planning/Conserv. 




7 439 00 


17,875.00 


14,497.08 


10,816.92 


1,348.00 


9,468.92 


Planning/Conserv. 


Furnish. & Equip. 


943.00 


200.00 


0.00 


1,143.00 


928.00 


215.00 




8 382 00 


240 269 66 


235,169.92 


13,481.74 


2,276.00 


11,205.74 


Bldg. Inspector 


Ral-Blda Ini^DPctor 

uai uiuu II iwL/cwivi 


0.00 


61,847.08 


61,847.08 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Rlrfn In^nprtfir 


f^f^l/irip^-Othpr 


0.00 


93 330 00 


90 867 28 


2,462.72 


0.00 


2,462.72 


BIdg. Inspector 


Expenses 


0.00 


5,865.00 


4,314.00 


1,551.00 


1,495.01 


55.99 






0.00 


161,042.08 


157,028.36 


4,013.72 


1,495.01 


2,518.71 


Cfimmiinitv Dpuplnnmpnt !^llhtntAl 




8 483 94 


666 846 05 


655 953 52 


19,376.47 


5,288.42 


14 088 05 


PI IRI IP Rl III niKii^c- 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Super. 


0.00 


93,945.91 


93,945.91 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


U.UU 


1 007 QC7 t\f\ 


i.oyu.jyD.D** 


•37 CCn AC 


U.UU 




Piihlir RtiilHinnc 


Pvnoncoc.Tnuun RIHn 
CApCfloCO 1 uwii Diuy 


589.51 


1 ?fi "inn on 


10fi "^SS ftp 


90 7'?'^ fiQ 


19 fifi7 10 


R ORR 14 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


160,000.00 


134,647.53 


25,352.47 


0.00 


25,352.47 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


99,350.00 


93,085.72 


6,264.28 


0.00 


6,264.28 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


400.00 


183,200.00 


175,091.04 


8,508.96 


8,508.96 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


385.00 ' 


0.00 


385.00 


0.00 


385.00 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


0.00 


425,000.00 


464,683.14 


(39,683.14) 


0.00 


(39,683.14) 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


7,000.00 


7,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


11,886.31 


9,500.00 


11,677.97 


9,708.34 


9,708 34 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


0.00 


63,000.00 


55,536.92 


7,463.08 


7,463 08 


0.00 






12,875.82 


3,095,837.91 


3,032,420.59 


76,293.14 


38,347.68 


37,94546 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




12,875.82 


3,095,837.91 


3,032,420.59 


76.293.14 


38,347.68 


37,945.46 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2003 







OAKKY hUKWAKD 


1 KANbrbK & 






CARRY FORWARD 




FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




TO FY 2003 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


TO FY 2004 


CLOSE 






rKUM rY <!UU<; 


rlbCAL ZWi 


HbCAL <!003 


FISCAL 2003 


FROM FY 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


HUMAN SERVICES: 
















Veterans 


Salary 


0.00 


7,528.81 


7,528.81 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Veterans 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,350.00 


1,813.83 


536.17 


0.00 


536.17 


Veterans 


Assistance 


0.00 


15,000.00 


7,511.53 


7,488.47 


0.00 


7.488.47 






0.00 


24,878.81 


16,854.17 


8,024.64 


0.00 


8,024.64 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


65,449.93 


65,449.93 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


454,236.00 


452,495.95 


1 ,740.05 


0.00 


1 ,740.05 


Library 


Expenses 


0.00 


121,553.30 


121,455.16 


98.14 


0.00 


98.14 


Library 


M.V.L.C. 


0.00 


31,416.00 


31,416.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


3,160.00 


3,160.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


675,815.23 


673,977.04 


1,838.19 


0.00 


1,838.19 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


78,855.22 


78,855.22 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Recreation 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


51,962.00 


50,759.52 


1,202.48 


0.00 


1 ,202.48 


Recreation 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,800.00 


1,969.27 


830.73 


0.00 


830.73 






0.00 


133,617.22 


131,584.01 


2,033.21 


0.00 


2,033.21 


Elderly Services 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


49,867.46 


49,867.46 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elderly Seivices 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


70,301.00 


69,702.40 


598.60 


0.00 


598.60 


Elderly Services 


Expenses 


0.00 


35,387.00 


33,007.61 


2,379.39 


0.00 


2,379.39 






0.00 


155,555.46 


152,577.47 


2,977.99 


0.00 


2,977.99 


Historical Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


23,100.00 


22,661.01 


438.99 


0.00 


438.99 


Historical Comm. 


Expenses 


0.00 


4,000.00 


1,634.30 


2,365.70 


2,365.70 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Furnish & Equip. 


4,726.00 


2,500.00 


3,263.96 


3,962.04 


3,962.04 


0,00 






4,726.00 


29,600.00 


27,559.27 


6,766.73 


6,327.74 


438.99 


Com on Disabilities 


Salaries 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


Com on Disabilities 


Expenses 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 






0.00 


800.00 


000 


800,00 


0.00 


800,00 


Human Seivices Subtotal 




4,726.00 


1,020,266.72 


1,002,551.96 


22,44076 


6,327.74 


16,113.02 


EDUCATION; 
















School Dept. 


Salaries 


0.00 


17,688,000.00 


17,453,703.78 


234,296.22 


234,296.22 


0.00 


School DepL 


Expenses 


228,746.89 


5,152,250.00 


5,202,344.80 


178,652.09 


178,652.09 


(0.00) 






228,74689 


22,840,250.00 


22,656,048.58 


412,948.31 


412,948.31 


0.00 


Regional Vocational 


Shawsheen Vocational 


0.00 


2,704,017.00 


2,704,017.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


2,704,017.00 


2,704,017.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Education Subtotal 




228,746.89 


25,544,267.00 


25,360,065.58 


412,948.31 


412,948.31 


0.00 


DEBT SERVICE: 
















Debt & Interest 


Schools 


0.00 


3,630,900.00 


3,630,900.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Gen. Government 


0.00 


1,149,300.00 


1,149,300.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Sewer 


0.00 


192,630.00 


192,629 50 


0.50 


0.00 


0.50 


Debt & Interest 


Water 


0.00 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Auth Fees & Misc. 


0.00 


126,458.00 


117,140 02 


9,317.98 


0.00 


9,317.98 






0.00 


5,099,288.00 


5,089,96952 


9,318.48 


0.00 


9,318.48 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 




0.00 


5,099,288 00 


5.089,969.52 


9,318.48 


0.00 


9,318.48 


Insurance & Bonds 




0.00 


667,730.00 


639,995.29 


27,734.71 


27,734.71 


(0.00) 


Employee Health & Life Insurance 




98,001.66 


5,550,822.07 


5,415,827.26 


232,996.47 


232,99647 


(0.00) 


Veterans' Retirement 




0.00 


13,399.00 


13,008.48 


390.52 


0.00 


390.52 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 




0.00 


27,500.53 


27,500.53 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Medicare Employers' Contr. 




0.00 


315,391.00 


302.461.53 


12,929.47 


0.00 


12,929.47 


Salary Adj. & Add. Costs 




0.00 


41,645.22 


36,82391 


4,821.31 


2,769.88 


2,051.43 


Local Trans/Training Conf. 




1,970.00 


7,500.00 


3,470 12 


5,999.88 


0.00 


5,999 88 


Out of State Travel 




0.00 


1.500.00 


0,00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 



-28- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2003 







CARRY FORWARD 


TRANSFER & 






CARRY FORWARD 




FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




TO FY 2003 




EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


TO FY 2004 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 2002 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


FROM FY 2003 


FISCAL 2003 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint. & Expenses 


44,018.04 


80,000.00 


58,888.16 


65,129.88 


65,129.88 


0.00 


Records Storage 




1,000.00 


1,000.00 


0.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


0.00 


Annual Audit 




0.00 


16,000.00 


13,900.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


0.00 


Annbulance Billing 




0.00 


30,000.00 


16,337.09 


13,662.91 


0.00 


13,662.91 


Town Report 




0.00 


10,000.00 


9,213.00 


787.00 


0.00 


787.00 


Professional & Tectinical Services 




59,613.09 


70,300.00 


16,337.42 


113,575.67 


113,575.67 


0.00 


Reserve Fund 




0.00 


104,700.00 


0.00 


104,700.00 


0.00 


104,700.00 


Unclassified Subtotal 




204,602.79 


6,937,487.82 


6,553,762.79 


588,327.82 


446,306.61 


142,021.21 


Amt. Cert. Coll. Tax Title 




0.00 


20,000.00 


18,346.00 


1,654.00 


0.00 


1,654.00 


Current Year Overlay 




0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


Retirement Contributions 




0.00 


1,523,899.00 


1,523,899.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Offset Items 




0.00 


i'^ (19(1 on 


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Aii mo nn 


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Special Education 




0.00 


1,484.00 


0.00 


1,484.00 


0.00 


1,484.00 


Mass Bay Trans Autti. 




0.00 


435,441.00 


417,019.00 


18,422.00 


0.00 


18,422.00 


MAPC (Ch.688 of 1963) 




0.00 


5,583.00 


5,421.00 


162.00 


0.00 


162.00 


RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 




0.00 


15,940.00 


12,440.00 


3,500.00 


0.00 


3,500.00 


Metro Air Poll. Cont. Dist. 




0.00 


6,106.00 


6,037.00 


69.00 


0.00 


69.00 


Mosquito Control Program 




0.00 


31,333.00 


35,692.00 


(4,359.00) 


0.00 


(4,359.00) 


M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 




0.00 


1,640,000.00 


1,709,357.00 


(69,357.00) 


0.00 


(69,357.00) 


Charter Schools 




0.00 


15,000.00 


7,418.00 


7,582.00 


0.00 


7,582.00 


School Choice 




0.00 


1,014.00 


4,006.00 


(2,992.00) 


0.00 


(2,992.00) 


Criminal Justice Training 




0.00 


8,500.00 


8,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 




0.00 


i 44Q i?n no 




701 iR"; nn 


n (in 


7M ifts nn 


Unclassified 


MemorialA/ets Day 


0.00 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Facilities Development Proc 


0.00 


368.50 


368.50 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Streets 


0.00 


300.00 


300.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


2,500.00 


10,000.00 


7,000.00 


5,500.00 


1,545.00 


3,955.00 


Unclassified 


ElS-Wastewater Plan 


87,595.34 


0.00 


87,595.34 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Storm Water Mgmt Plan 


80,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Land Acq. Town Forest 


75,000.00 


0.00 


75,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Warrant Articles Subtotal 




245,095.34 


17,918.50 


177,513.84 


85,500.00 


81,545.00 


3,955.00 


Police 


Cruisers 


0.00 


128,635.00 


127,641.09 


993.91 


0.00 


993.91 


Police 


Photo Imaging 


0.00 


30,800.00 


30,769.00 


31.00 


0.00 


31.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Reverse 911 System 


0.00 


28,000.00 


26,795.99 


1,204.01 


0.00 


1,204.01 


Public Works 


Backhoe Tractor 


0.00 


38,000.00 


37,876.88 


123.12 


0.00 


123.12 


Public Works 


Truck Lift 


0.00 


28,000.00 


24,990.00 


3,010.00 


0.00 


3,010.00 


Public Works 


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Public Wori<s 


P & G Wobum St. Soccer 


0.00 


14 500 00 


14,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


P & G Skateboard Park 


0.00 


30,000.00 


0.00 


30,000.00 


30,000.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Cemetery Expansion 


0.00 


83,000.00 


0.00 


83,000.00 


83,000.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Irrigation System 


1,951.27 


0.00 


1,121.01 


830.26 


0.00 


830.26 


Public Works 


Town Septage Facility 


125,000.00 


0.00 


108,708.00 


16,292.00 


16,292.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Soccer Field 


4,068.49 


0.00 


3,724.24 


344.25 


0.00 


344.25 


Public Worths 


No. Wilmington Pari<ing Are 


32,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


32,000.00 


32,000.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Bucket Truck 


0.00 


57,000.00" 


55,413.00 


1,587.00 


0.00 


1,587.00 


School 


Replace Glass Windows 


0.00 


28,000.00 


20,719.13 


7,280.87 


7,280.87 


0.00 


School 


Security System WHS 


0.00 


50,000.00 


0.00 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 


0.00 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 




163,019.76 


545,935.00 


452,258.34 


256,696.42 


248,572.87 


8,123.55 


GRAND TOTAL 




1,916,245.56 


59,619,326.22 


58,807,708.80 


2,727,862.98 


1,567,070.98 


1,160,792.00 



•29- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 





Actur^i Fiiiral 


Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 


Artiifll Fi^ral 






9001 


9009 


900*^ 


Water Receivables Rates 


2,973,787.16 


2,761,354.25 


2,970,572.68 


2,746,952.98 


Water Receivables Services 


12,080.22 


24,226.85 


28,741.52 


25,653.55 


Water Receivables Industrial 


10,979.23 


24,557.56 


13,976.68 


20,662.63 


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1 10,01 u.OO 




Water Receivables Fire Protection 


43,567.30 


44,819.92 


44,693.98 


48,479.63 


VVdlci rvcOclVdUIco WIUoo ^./Ullilc^llUilo 


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C\J, 1 DU.UU 


94 714 1*; 


9R '^'i'i nn 


Water Liens 


118,444.78 


120,107.69 


120,053.07 


107,167.07 


Special Assessments 


1,238.84 


1,189.23 


1,060.30 


656.47 


Property Rentals 


0.00 


0.00 


65,119.90 


101,671.60 


Miscellaneous 


36,926.25 


168,180.84 


51,803.81 


33,742.10 


KeirtiDursernenis 


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Total Revenue 


3,282,818.78 


3,286,633.75 


3,448,425.44 


3,153,846.68 


Operating Costs 


2,084,018.29 


2,200,029.73 


2,694,514.68 


3,464,624.58 


Total Operating Costs 


2,084,018.29 


2,200,029.73 


2,694,514.68 


3,464,624.58 


Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 


1,198,800.49 


1,086,604.02 


753,910.76 


(310,777.90) 


Transfer to General Fund for Debt Service, 










Employees Benefits and Allocated Charges 


459,005.00 


480,297.00 


338,003.00 


373,599.00 


Excess of Expenditures and 










Transfers over Revenues 


739,795.49 


606,307.02 


415,907.76 


(684,376.90) 


Total Fund Balance - Beginning 


2,401,865.53 


2,071,442.58 


2,677,749.60 


3,093,657.36 


Fund Balance Transfers 


(1,070,218.44) 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Total Fund Balance - Ending 


2,071,442.58 


2,677,749.60 


3,093,657.36 


2,409,280.46 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 



Total 





Main Street 


Lowell Street 


Middle School 


Public Safety 


High School 


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REVENUES: 














Intergovernmental 


U.UU 


U.UU 


U.UU 


U.UU 


U.UU 


U.UU 


Total Revenue 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


EXPENDITURES: 














Capital Outlay 














Total Expenditures 


0.00 


13,571.45 


256,128.65 


171,929.00 


942,149.30 


1,383,778.40 


Excess of revenues over/under 














expenditures 


0.00 


(13,571.45) 


(256,128.65) 


(171,929.00) 


(942,149.30) 


(1,383,778.40) 


Other Financial Sou rces( uses): 














Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Proceeds of General 














Obligation Bonds & Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Operating Transfers 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Other Financial Sources/Uses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Excess of revenues 














and other sources over 














(under) expenditures and 














other uses 


0.00 


(13,571.45) 


(256,128.65) 


(171,929.00) 


(942,149.30) 


(1,383,778,40) 


FUND BAU\NCE JULY 1,2002 


56,000.60 


13,571.45 


377,941.45 


192,811.32 


981,029.46 


1,621,354.28 



FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2003 56,000.60 0.00 121,812.80 20,882.32 38,880.16 237,575.88 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2003 



PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL 





YEAR 


YEAR 




PRINCIPAL 


OUTSTANDING 


BOND 


PRINCIPAL 


OUTSTANDING 


DESCRIPTION 


ISSUE 


DUE 


RATE 


AMOUNT 


JUNE 30, 2002 


ADDITIONS 


RETIREMENTS 


JUNE 30, 2003 


INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 


















Comprehensive Middle School 


06/01 


06/11 


4.5-5.0 


24,300,000 


21,871,500 





2,427,500 


19,444,000 


High School Renovation 


06/01 


06/11 


4.5-5.0 


975,000 


877,500 





97,500 


780,000 


Public Safety Building 


06/01 


06/11 


4.5-5.0 


5,986,000 


5,386,000 





600,000 


4,786,000 


Public Safety Building 


06/01 


06/11 


4.5-5.0 


2,000,000 


1,800,000 





200,000 


1,600,000 


Main Street Sevi/er Project 


06/01 


06/11 


4.5-5.0 


985,000 


885,000 





100,000 


785,000 


TOTAL 








34,246,000 


30,820,000 





3,425,000 


27,395,000 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 




It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the 
operations, activities and accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department 
for the year 2003 . 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five lieutenants, thirty 
fire fighters, one full-time clerk and one part-time clerk. With deep regret, 
the department saw the passing of retired Chief Arthur J. Boudreau and retired 
Fire Fighter Richard Fuller. The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Deputy Fire Chief 

Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 



Lieutenants 

John Brown, Jr. Edmund J. Corcoran, III 

Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. Joseph T. McMahon 

Christopher J. Nee 

Clerks 

Linda K. DeMole 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Time 



Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
George A. Anderson, III 
Thomas C. Casella 
Thomas W. Ceres 
David J. Currier 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J. Donovan 
George J. Driscoll 
David R. Feyler 



Fire Fighters 

Linda S. Giles 
Kenneth P. Gray 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
William J. Herrick, Jr. 
Richard J. Hughes 
Andrew W. Leverone 
Richard T. McClellan 
John F . McDonough 
Terry L. McKenna 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 



Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S . Robbins 
Gary P. Robichaud 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



The cotnbined civilian dispatch center has been operational since we moved into 
the Public Safety Building three years ago. The unit is under the direct and 
joint control of both the Fire and Police Departments and is staffed by the 
following personnel: 

Dispatcher Supervisor 

Cathy L. Driscoll 



Marc D. DiLeo 
Jamie A. Gustafson 
Angela Hand 
April E. Kingston 
Thomas E . Quinn 



Dispatchers 



Denis C. Ring 
Thomas J. Seeley, Jr. 
Darryl N. Sencabaugh 
Kyle L. Sencabaugh 
Christopher S. Zollner 



Michael J. Enos 



Part-Time 



Robert J. LaVita 



The Central Dispatch Department funds twelve full-time dispatchers as well as 
an on-call roster of part-time dispatchers. This concept has allowed for much 
more efficient use of fire fighters in service to the community. 



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Lieutenant Joseph McMahon continues to provide in-service training to 
dispatchers as needed through a series of classes that cover the policies and 
standard operating guidelines of the Fire Department. Deputy Chief Edward 
Bradbury continues to oversee the fire side of dispatch and works closely with 
Supervisor Cathy Driscoll and the dispatchers to insure a smooth operation. 

Central Dispatch also continues to work with Deputy Chief Bradbury to upgrade 
the already state-of-the-art equipment (i.e., radios, computers, fire alarm 
systems) to match the needs of our town. The emergency monitoring capability 
of dispatch continues to grow and improve. 

With the help of WCTV a video Dispatcher Training Program was produced covering 
topics such as radio communications. Fire Department procedures, fire 
prevention and fire alarm systems. Special appreciation to WCTV volunteers 
Sandra Curtin, Don Leard and Ron Bucchliero for the many creative hours 
invested. Also participating were Fire Lieutenants Edmund Corcoran, Daniel 
Hurley, Joseph McMahon and Fire Fighter Thomas Ceres. The program is used as 
an in-service refresher course and for initial employee orientation. 



The department responded to 


a total of 


2,628 calls during 2003. 




Residential Buildings 


5 


False Alarms 


322 


Residential (Other) 


1 


Ambulance /Res cues 


1, 557 


Commercial Structures 


3 


Service Calls 


329 


Commercial (Other) 





Carbon Monoxide Detectors 


16 


Haz Mat (out of Town) 


8 






Chimney, Fireplaces & 








Woodburning Stoves 


7 






Vehicles 


73 


Out-of-Town Assistance 


117 


Brush, Grass or Rubbish 


73 


Fire 


33 


Dumpsters 





Ambulance/Rescue 


84 


Estimated value of property 


endangered 


was $2,178,500. Estimated property 1 


$71, 000 . 








The following is a list of permits issued: 




Black Powder 


4 


Propane 


81 


Blasting 


18 


Report 


33 


Class C Explosive 


1 


Smoke Detector 


307 


Fire Alarm 


49 


Tank 


69 


Flammable Liquid 


27 


Miscellaneous 


14 


Oil Burner 


122 


Sprinkler 


30 


Subpoena 


1 


Truck 





Welding 





Gas Stations 


3 






TOTAL 


759 



As required by law, all schools, publ 
buildings, nursing homes and flammabl 
storage facilities were inspected by 
Fire Prevention Bureau under the dire 
of Lieutenant Daniel Hurley. Other 
inspections listed below: 

New Residential Plans Review 

New Residential Fire Inspections 

New Industrial E^lans Review 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 

Underground Tank Removals 

Underground Tank Installations 

Oil Burner 

Propane 




Members of the Wilmington Fire 
Department march in the Memorial Day Parade. 



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shift personnel inspected 307 residential properties for smoke detectors in 
compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 148, Section 26F. This year we began an in- 
service fire inspection program of commercial properties. The inspections are 
conducted by on-duty shift personnel to identify and correct hazards while 
familiarizing themselves with the properties. The program is supervised by 
Lieutenants Joseph McMahon, John Brown, Christopher Nee and Edmund Corcoran 
and overseen by Fire Prevention Lieutenant Daniel Hurley. 

Classrooms at all of the public schools have received instruction on fire 
safety utilizing the state grant entitled, "Student Awareness of Fire Safety 
Education" or "SAFE." Lieutenant Daniel Hurley and Lieutenant John Brown 
supervise the program with assistance from Fire Fighters Robert Patrie, 
Frederick Ryan, Gary Robichaud, Thomas Ceres and Christopher Pozzi. Seniors 
at the Senior Center also received instruction on fire safety in the home. 

In August, after several months of planning, a school emergency preparedness 
exercise was conducted at the Middle School. The exercise consisted of a full 
day presentation of plans, a table top emergency exercise for each school, a 
critique and demonstration by police and fire specialized response units. The 
event was a continuation of a tremendous collaborative effort by municipal and 
school personnel to identify and plan for all types of emergency situations. 
Special acknowledgement to Town Manager Michael Caira, Assistant Town Manager 
Jeffrey Hull and School Superintendent William McAlduff who termed the event 
as "the finest and most comprehensive he has ever seen." I would also 
acknowledge Deputy Police Chief Robert Spencer and School Business Manager 
Kevin Mahoney. 

The municipal fire alarm division personnel are Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and 
Fire Fighter David Feyler. Their mission is to maintain and expand the 
Municipal Fire Alarm System/Keltron digital communicator to provide protection 
to any new or existing facility. 

Two hundred and twenty-one master boxes, sixteen street boxes, and 
approximately twenty-five miles of wire currently make up the six circuits. 
All circuits and boxes are in good working order and all repairs due to storm 
damage or accidents have been corrected. 

New fire alarm boxes added to the system are as follows: 

1221 Northeastern Development 
Keltron Systems 
Ahura Corp, 2 6 Jonspin Road 
Chem Genes Corp, 3 3 Industrial Way 
Howland Development, 250 Ballardvale Street 
Neo Resins, 730 Main Street 
Howland Development, 207 Lowell Street 
St. Elizabeth's Church, 4 Forest Street 

A multiple wire was extended from Main Street at the footbridge to the water 
tower at Nassau Avenue for two (2) radio circuits. The Main Street 
Reconstruction Project was completed in the fall of 2003 with the tie-in of 
multi-pair wire from the Public Safety Building to the Nassau Avenue water 
tower for radio repeater sites. 

Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and Fire Fighter Feyler attended Keltron Central 
Station Programming training at L.W. Bills. The Keltron Alarm Central Station 
service has sixteen accounts that receive fire alarms in addition to the master 
boxes. I would like to commend these individuals for taking the initiative to 
learn a completely new system and implement it as they have. 

A hazardous materials equipment trailer was secured through a Department of 
Environmental Protection Grant. The trailer will carry equipment to help 
initially contain large spills of hazardous materials. Quick response to these 
types of incidents can prevent extreme damage to life, property and the 
environment. Board of Health Director, Gregory Erickson, was instrumental in 
securing this grant. 



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In December the department was awarded a Fire Fighter Safety and Health Grant 
from FEMA in the amount of $87,685. This funding will provide for baseline 
medical evaluations and record keeping for our fire fighters, training for 
healthier lifestyles and the purchase of fitness equipment. 

Departmental goals continue to be realized at a steady pace. A new ambulance 
was delivered this year. We are now able to fully staff the ambulance on a 
consistent basis. The second ambulance has responded on numerous occasions 
thereby reducing response time to medical emergencies as well as our reliance 
on mutual aid. It is my hope to offer fire-based Advanced Life Support to the 
community as a cost effective upgrade in service delivery in the future. This 
past December the Town of Reading was the first of the contiguous towns to 
provide this service with others expected to follow. It is also my hope to 
realize the nine-person shift throughout the department soon. We now have two 
nine-person shifts and two eight-person shifts. 

The current Public Safety Building has proven to be a major improvement in Fire 
Protection/EMS in Wilmington. As we look to the future and the need for 
expansion, I would like to reflect on the past and the words of former Fire 
Chief Arthur J. Boudreau requesting a sub station in North Wilmington. That 
request was made in the Annual Report of 1956 and is still valid today. The 
improvements already made in staffing, apparatus, equipment, and infrastructure 
will help to minimize the fiscal impact of future Fire Department expansion in 
the North Wilmington area. 

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Deputy Fire Chief Edward Bradbury, 
Clerk Linda DeMole, Lieutenant Daniel M. Hurley, and all of the members of the 
Fire, Police and Dispatch Departments for your efforts. 

As always, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff. Assistant Town 
Manager, Department Heads, the Board of Selectman and the many organizations 
for their assistance during the past year. 




Lt. Hurley of the Wilmington Fire Department, answers questions at the conclusion 
of a Fire Safety Program at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. 



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It is a pleasure to submit, to the residents and taxpayers, the annual report 
on the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2003. This 
will be my final annual report as your Chief of Police. After 37 years 
serving the Town of Wilmington I will be retiring in May 2004. It has been a 
pleasure to work alongside a great group of police officers and staff. We 
have made great strides towards improving our capabilities in the past year. 

We now have an electronic photo imaging system, which permits us to digitize 
our mug shots, which makes them more accessible for investigations and sharing 
of resources. Our Automated Fingerprint Identification System went on-line 
this year, which permits almost instant fingerprint identification with state 
and federal databases. We have recently gone on-line with electronic 
registration of firearms licensing applications, which has speeded up the 
process for issuing all firearms licenses. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the raw numbers for all crimes, 
complaints and incidents reported during the year 2003 as well as the 
enforcement efforts of the Police Department. The total number of complaints 
and incidents and log entries reported to the Police Department was 23,479 for 
2003, an increase of 2,088 incidents over 2002. Cruisers were dispatched to 
16,656 complaints and calls for service during the year, an increase of 380 
over 2002. These overall figures reflect a busy growing suburban community. 

As with most years some crime category numbers rose during the year, and 
others declined. Armed robberies numbered three (3) during 2003, as compared 
to eight (8) robberies two years ago. Twenty-seven motor vehicle thefts 
continued a four-year decline as compared to 37 thefts in 2000. Assault and 
batteries were reduced during the year to 88 compared to 111 last year. 
Larceny complaints declined from 326 in 2002 to 295 in 2003. On the other 
hand, some crime categories increased. Fraud, as in identity theft and 
computer crimes are surging due to increased use of the Internet . Sex related 
incidents numbered 16 for the year compared to 8 during 2002. Domestic 
violence complaints at 205 were 32 more than 2002 but less than the 262 
incidents durin 

Your Police 
Department 
stresses strict 
enforcement of 
traffic laws 
with a general 
goal of 
reducing 
traffic 

accidents, thus 
reducing 
deaths , 
injuries and 
property 
damage, which 
result from 
vehicle 
crashes . The 
extreme winter 
weather of the 
past year is 
blamed for an 
increase in 

motor vehicle accidents to 804 resulting in an increase of 150 over 2002. 
During the year, officers cited 5,934+ violations of motor vehicle laws, a 
small decrease from the previous year. The following are the totals for some 
of the major areas of concern; speeding violations 2,755; operator license 
violations 387; unregistered and uninsured 287. Stepped up enforcement 
resulted in drunk driving arrests jumping by 36% to 114 for 2003. Within the 
past two years we nearly doubled our OUI arrests . 




Wilmington Police Department Honor Guard led by OfYicer 
Paul Chalifour march in the Memorial Day Parade. 



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During the year, Wilmington officers placed a grand total of 799 people into 
custody, including several fugitives from justice from other states and 
protective custody detentions. This was a 26% increase in arrests over that 
of 2002. 

The statistics noted above and on succeeding pages are just one aspect of the 
workload of your Police Department. The department remains committed to the 
Community Policing philosophy we began nine years ago. Officers responded to, 
and followed up on, numerous problem-solving assignments in their 
neighborhoods. In many of these cases they were successful in eliminating the 
problems that affected the quality of life for residents. 

Bicycle patrols were deployed during the Fourth of July activities and 
throughout the summer in the Silver Lake area and shopping centers on weekends 
and holidays. During the year our Community Policing trailer was again 
deployed at the Fourth of July activities where officers distributed bicycle 
safety helmets and provided anti-theft etchings on bicycles. The trailer was 
again deployed at Wilmington Plaza during the holiday season. The department 
is grateful to the DeMoulas Corporation, owner of the plaza, for their willing 
accommodation of our trailer. 

During the past year officers have run several Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) 
programs for women in our new training room. Our Elderly Services Unit 
continued their work with the elderly, in cooperation with Elderly Services 
Director, Terri Marciello. Several personal defense classes, especially 
designed for seniors, were held at the drop- in center. A number of seniors 
enjoyed a trip to the North Shore Music Theater during the year. We continue* 
to provide presentations at the Senior Center on the risks of scam artists 
preying on the elderly. 

The Safety Officer ran several programs during the year that targeted school 
bus safety, winter safety, bicycle safety, and the Officer Phil Program that 
teaches young people to beware of strangers, etc. Our DARE officer conducted 
drug, alcohol and tobacco resistance classes to all fifth and seventh grade 
students. We now have a full-time police presence in the High School and 
Middle School under the auspices of a grant from the Department of Justice to 
fund two School Resource Officers. 

The department's child safety seat program has been extremely successful as 
our four officer technicians installed 318 safety seats for grateful parents. 
This was a big jump from the 186 seats installed during 2002. Through a child 
safety seat grant, officers were able to donate 20 seats to replace defective 
or unsafe seats for deserving parents. 

This year has been one of consolidation as there have been few personnel 
changes. Brian Hermann is our newest patrolman after he graduated from the 
Police Academy in the spring. Our long-time court prosecutor, James Peterson, 
retired after 20 years on the department. He will be going into a full-time 
legal practice along with his attorney wife. 

The following is a Departmental Roster of Personnel : 

Chief of Police, Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
Deputy Chief, Robert H. Spencer, Jr. 

Lt . Robert V. Richter, Operations Lt . Michael R. Begonis, Det. /Admin. 

Sgt. J. Christopher Neville Sgt . Charles R. Fiore 

Sgt . Joseph A. Desmond Sgt. David L. Axelrod 

Sgt. David J. Bradbury Sgt. Scott A. Sencabaugh 



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Detectives and Specialists 
Court/Inspector, James M. Peterson 
DARE, Julie M. Brisbois 
Grants, Brian T. Pupa 
Inspector, Thomas A. Miller 
Inspector, David A. Sugrue 
Inspector, James R. White 
Juvenile/Sex, Patrick J. King 
Narcotics, John M. Bossi 
Safety Officer, Brian M. Moon 
School Resource, Chester A. Bruce, III 
School Resource, Anthony Fiore 



Uniform Patrol Officers 



Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Dan C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
Christopher Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Brian J. Gillis 
Francis D. Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Brian T. Hermann 
Paul W. Jepson 
Paul A. Krzeminski 
Steven R. LaRivee 



Shawn W. Lee 
Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 
Thomas A. McConologue 
David M. McCue, Jr. 
Daniel E. Murray 
Patrick B. Nally 
Eric T. Palmer 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew D. Stavro 
John F. Tully 
Michael W. Wandell 



Clerical Staff 

Patricia Gustafson and Julie Clark 

In closing this annual report, the last of my administration, I want to thank 
the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for the opportunity to serve the 
Town of Wilmington as Chief of Police. 

A special note of thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Police 
Department. Without their support and outstanding efforts, none of our many 
accomplishments would have been realized. 




Police Officers Anthony Fiore and Brian Moon join Principal 
Robert Appolloni for Bike Safety Day at the Shawsheen School. 



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Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2003 



ARRESTS : 




SEX CRIMES: 




Arson 





Rape 


4 


Assault & Battery- 


20 


Indecent Exposure 


4 


Breaking & Entering 


2 


Indecent A&B 


7 


Disorderly- 


10 


Other 


1 


Gambling 





TOTAL SEX CRIMES: 


16 


Larceny 


7 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 


1 


MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS : 




Liquor Laws 


15 


Seat Belt 


823 


Malicious Damage 


2 


Using Without Authority 


3 


Murder 





License Violations 


387 


Narcotics 


42 


Endangering 


22 


Non Support 





Leaving Scene Property Damage 


25 


Rape 


5 


Operating Under Influence 


114 


Receiving Stolen Property 


1 


Unregistered/Uninsured 


287 


Robbery 


1 


Speed 


2,489 


Sex Offenses 


5 


Other 


1, 747 


Other 


389 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 


5, 897 


TOTAL: 


500 


CITATIONS ISSUED: 




PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 




Warnings 


2, 032 


Ages : 




Complaints 


193 


11/12 





Non-Criminal 


1, 779 


13/14 





Arrests 


294 


15 


1 


TOTAL CITATIONS: 


4,298 


16 









17 


22 


CRIMES REPORTED : 




TOTAL UNDER 18: 


23 


Threats of Arson & Bombing 
Assault Sc Battery: 


50 


18 


12 


Firearm 




19 


14 


Knife 


2 


20 


13 


Other Weapon 


11 


21 


14 


Aggravated-hand- foot 


4 


22 


14 


Simple assault 


49 


23 


12 


TOTAL ASSAULTS 


116 


24 


10 






25/29 


23 


BREAKING & ENTERING : 




30/34 


19 


Residential 


32 


35/39 


21 


Non Residential 


14 


40/44 


23 


Attempted 


4 


45/49 


15 


TOTAL B&Es 


50 


50/54 


13 






55/59 


3 


ROBBERY : 




60 Sc Over 


3 


Firearm 


1 


TOTAL OVER 18 : 


209 


Other Weapon 
Strong Arm 



1 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


232 


TOTAL ROBBERIES: 


2 




LARCENIES : 
Pocket Picking 

Purse Snatching 5 

Shoplifting 18 

From Motor Vehicle 76 

M/V Parts & Accessories 6 

Bikes 14 

From Buildings 50 

From Coin Machines 

Other 126 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 295 

Frauds 49 
MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: 

Autos 18 

Trucks Sc Buses 3 

Other Vehicles 6 

TOTAL M/V THEFT: 27 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES: 

Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Wilmington 4 

Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Out of Town 14 

Stolen Out of Town and 

Recovered Wilmington 11 
TOTAL RECOVERED: 29 

Animal Control Officer 

Dogs Licensed 1,398 

Complaints 731 

Trips 731 

Trip Hours 721 

Animals Picked Up 36 

Animals Returned to Owner 26 

Animals Adopted 9 

Animals Picked Up Deceased 42 

Animals Quarantines 8 

Animals Euthanized 1 

Total Days for Dog in Kennel 163 

Barn Inspections 25 
Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 235 

Total Working Hours 1,477 



INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Alarms Responded to 1,737 

Disturbances 700 

Domestic Problems 157 

Assist Other Agencies 439 

Fires Responded to 55 

Juvenile Complaints 64 

Missing Persons 49 

Missing Persons/Still Missing 1 

Prowlers Reported 3 3 

Miscellaneous Complaints 17,127 

M/V Accidents 804 

Cruisers Dispatched 16,879 

Suicides & Attempts 10 

Sudden Deaths 11 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS : 

Restraining Orders Served 68 

Parking Tickets Issued 186 

Firearms I.D. Issued 33 

License To Carry Issued 361 

Dealer Permits Issued 

Reports to Insurance 

Companies and Attorneys 372 

Animal Complaints 932 

Child Safety Seats 318 




Shadow shows off his tags. 



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FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 



The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town 
and school buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are 
properly cleaned and maintained for town employees, school children and 
personnel and the general public. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 
2003 : 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal buildings. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to eight classrooms at the North 
Intermediate School . 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the Roman House. 
Voting machines were programmed and set up for elections. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical concerts 
and plays . 

All schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for a clean, fresh start to 
the school year. 

A new upper flat roof was installed on the Wilmington Memorial Library. 

A new 10,412 square foot roof was installed over classrooms at the Woburn 
Street School . 

New lighting was installed in the cafeteria and new exit signs were installed 
at the Woburn Street School . 

New tile floors were installed in Room Bl at the Woburn Street School and in 
Room 1 at the Wildwood School. 

New lighting was installed in the cafeteria and new exit signs were installed 
at the Wildwood School. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the Senior Center and new downspouts were 
installed . 

New electrical service and wiring was completed at the pump houses for the 
Shawsheen and Woburn Street School fields. 

Exterior water fountain was installed at Town Hall field house. 

Emergency generator was installed at the Department of Public Works. 

New HID energy conserving lights were installed at the Department of Public 
Works garage . 

New HID energy conserving lights were installed at the North Intermediate 
School tennis court. 

Eight new air conditioners were installed at the Wildwood School. 

New emergency lighting and exit lighting was installed at the West 
Intermediate School . 

New heating units were installed in the wood shop at the High School. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially all the employees of 
the Public Buildings Department for their continued help, support and 
cooperation making 2003 a productive year. 



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Two of Wilmington's historic buildings... 
4th of July Headquarters and the Buzzell Senior Center. 




The year 2003 was a quiet year for the Permanent Building Committee. All 
projects are now complete. We hope the economy improves enabling much needed 
projects such as the construction of a new library and town hall to be 
considered for funding. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially the people of 
Wilmington in their support and cooperation for future projects. 



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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. 
Onusseit, hereby respectfully submit the annual report on the activities of the 
Wilmington Department of Public Works for the year 2003. 

The Department of Public Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, 
Cemetery, Parks and Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Major Public Works Projects : 

North Wilmington Improvement Project - A combination of $250,000 in town funds 
and Chapter 90 funds were used to begin the construction of the North 
Wilmington Improvement Project. The project includes drainage improvements, 
new granite curbing, new cement concrete sidewalks, new wood guardrails, and 
roadway cold planning and resurfacing on Middlesex Avenue (Route 62) in North 
Wilmington. In addition, the town parking lot in North Wilmington is being 
improved with drainage, lighting, paving, and landscaping. The construction 
began in the summer of 2003, and will be completed in the spring of 2004. 

Main Street (Route 38) Drainage Project at the Wilmington Plaza - As part of 
the town's commitment to the Main Street Roadway Improvement Project, the 
Department of Public Works installed 598 linear feet (with 6 manholes) of 36- 
inch ADS drainage pipe across the Wilmington Plaza. The project was required 
to serve the drainage system of the widened Main Street. 

Garden Avenue/Rhodes Street Roadway Project - The Department of Public Works 
undertook the first phase of the public way acceptance improvements of Garden 
Avenue and Rhodes Street. This work took place on Garden Avenue from King 
Street to St. Paul Street (700 linear feet) and it involved tree removals, 
drainage construction, roadway widening, retaining wall construction, roadway 
sub-grade construction, and binder course pavement. 

Highway Division (978-658-4481) 

All regular highway 
maintenance work was carried 
out during the year, such as 
sweeping streets, installing 
street and warning signs, 
patching streets, cleaning 
catch basins, cutting brush 
along the roadsides, picking 
up trash along our roadsides, 
painting and replacing 
guardrails, repairing broken 
curbing, painting safety lines 
and crosswalks on streets, 
etc . 

Sidewalks : Approximately 
2,500 linear feet of cement 
concrete sidewalks were 
constructed on Middlesex 
Avenue in North Wilmington. 

Guardrails : Approximately 870 Construction of a new sidewalk at Town Hall. 

linear feet of wood guardrails 
were installed along Middlesex 
Avenue in North Wilmington, 
and 2 80 linear feet adjacent 
to the North Intermediate 
School Playground. 

Curbing : Approximately 2,500 

linear feet of granite curbing was installed on Middlesex Avenue, replacing old 
cement concrete curbing. 




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Roadway Projects: 



The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of Public 
Works in 2003 : 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing with Pavement Cold Planning : Chapter 90 funds 
from the Massachusetts Highway Department were used on the following roadway 
project : 

Burlington Avenue (Rte. 62) - (Boutwell St. to Burlington town line)- 4,350 
linear feet. 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing with Pavement Pulverization : Chapter 90 funds 
from the Massachusetts Highway Department were used on the following roadway 
project : 

Manning Street - (Shawsheen Avenue to End) - 985 linear feet. 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Water Department funds were used to resurface 
the following roadways, following water main replacements: 

Adams Street Extension (Church Street to Middlesex Avenue) - 440 linear feet 
Auburn Avenue (Old Shawsheen Avenue to STA 6+15) - 615 linear feet 

Bay Street (Lowell Street to End) - 580 linear feet 

Microsurf acing : Chapter 90 funds were used for microsurf acing (with 
cracksealing) the following roadway: 

Salem Street (Rte 62) (North Reading Line to Woburn Street ) -4 , 970 linear feet 

Drainage : On Chestnut Street a deteriorated 12 -inch culvert was replaced with 
a new 12 -inch RCP culvert. On Shawsheen Avenue, adjacent to the Shawsheen 
School, a new 18 -inch culvert was installed to replace the existing 18-inch 
collapsed pipe. To address roadway runoff flooding private property on Woburn 
Street, an infiltration catch basin was installed at the intersection of Woburn 
Street and Eames Street. 



Snow & Ice 
Removal : The 
Highway Division 
recorded 95 
inches of snow 
for the winter of 
2002 - 2003. The 
average annual 
snowfall for 
Wilmington is 
approximately 54 
inches . The 
storm of February 
17-19, 2003, from 
which the town 
received over 18- 
inches of snow, 
was declared a 
federal disaster 
by FEMA. As a 




result, the town 

applied for and Newly purchased sidewalk plow. 

received $63,400 
in federal relief 
funds . 

Tree Division (978-658-2809) 

The Tree Division carried out all regular maintenance work such as trimming, 
cutting, spraying, tree removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees 
that were dead or interfered with public safety at numerous locations. 



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The Town Common was illuminated again this year with Christmas lights installed 
by the Tree Division. 

Dutch Elm Disease : The Tree Division removed 27 diseased Dutch Elm trees. 

Mosquito Control : The town contracts its mosquito control out to the Central 
Massachusetts Mosc^uito Control Project (CMMCP) . 

The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) , blending state-of- 
the-art methods and techniques with expertise, experience, and scientific 
research to provide member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost 
effective mosquito control. 

As part of the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to 
expand their water management program. By cleaning clogged and overgrown 
waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are restored and water 
quality is improved. 

BTI mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. 
They routinely check known breeding sites, but also encourage the public to 
notify them of any areas they suspect could breed mosquitoes. Field crews will 
investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or 
larviciding but it is recognized that there are times when adult mosquito 
spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential and 
recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted 
sprayers . 

Cemetery Division (978-658-3901) 

All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as 
mowing grass, weeding, trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations 
for monuments, etc. 



Burials 

Died in Wilmington 
Died Elsewhere 
Non - Re s i den t s 
Creamations 
Infants 



Receipts 



37 
47 
73 
38 
2 

197 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 



$59,810.70 
$ 3,172.90 
$ 37.00 

$63,020.60 



Reserve 



Trust Fund 



Sale of Lot 
Refund Reserve 
TOTAL 



$24, 551. 00 

g 

$24,551.00 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 
TOTAL 

GRAND TOTAL: 



$23, 835 . 00 

g 

$23, 835.00 
$111, 406 .60 




Working to keep Wilmington's streets clean. 



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Parks & Grounds Division (978-658-4481) 



All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting 
grass, trimming shrubs, aerating playing fields, marking ball fields for 
baseball, softball, football, field hockey and soccer. All fields and parks 
were fertilized and brush was cleared from the air vents at all the town's 
schools . 

Athletic Field Projects : 

Drilled (bedrock) wells were installed at the Woburn Street Field. These wells 
will supply the irrigation systems for the field, and will reduce the burden on 
the town's municipal water system. 

Engineering Division (978-658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with 
engineering related projects. This included the review of subdivision plans, 
site plans and special permits for the Planning Board, Notice of Intent plan 
filings for the Conservation Commission and various Board of Appeals cases. 
The Division also established surety estimates for subdivision projects and 
performed construction inspections of subdivision roadways. In addition, 
surveying services, and construction inspection were provided for various 
projects of the Department of Public Works. 

Household Rubbish Collection, Disposal and Recycling (978-658-4481) 

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse 
disposal and recycling programs. These programs include household rubbish and 
recycling; appliance, television, and computer monitor recycling; yardwaste 
recycling; waste oil collection; and household hazardous waste collection. If 
homeowners have any questions or complaints, please call the above number. 

The yardwaste recycling program continued with the recycling of leaves, grass 
clippings, brush and Christmas trees. In January, 2,242 Christmas trees were 
collected at curbside by the Department of Public Works. 

In 2 003 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable 
material : 

Trash Collected at Curbside 
Recyclables Collected at Curbside 
White Goods Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Delivered to Recycling Center 
Cathode Ray Tubes (TV's, Monitors) Recycled 

Water & Sewer Department (978-658-4711) 

Water : On February 28, 2003 the town was informed by both the Olin 
Corporation and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that 
a probable carcinogen, NDMA, was found in four of the five wells located in 
the Maple Meadow Brook Aquifer. They concluded that the chemical is 
associated with the contamination migrating from the Olin property. The four 
affected wells had been off-line since the fall of 2002 and the remaining well 
was shut off at that time as a precautionary measure. All five wells will 
remain inactive until such time that the involved scientists agree on the 
chemical composition of the plume entering the wells and the installation of 
the most appropriate treatment technology. It is possible these five wells 
may never be used again and we are reviewing options for replacement of that 
water . 

The town has submitted to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) , a 
division of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) , the Draft 
Comprehensive Water Resource Management Plan (CWRMP) . This draft plan 
reviews, using a scientific approach, the area's water resources and the 
town's various water infrastructures. This includes drinking water, storm 
water and wastewater (sewerage) and how these systems affect the environment, 
specifically surface and ground water supplies. 



10,697 Tons 

1,463 Tons 

196 Tons 

4 68 Tons 

2,661 Tons 

65 Tons 



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The report inventoried existing conditions such as wetlands, geology, 
development, and septic systems. Water use was carefully studied to determine 
how much additional water would be needed over the next 2 years and what 
options the town has to obtain that water. Where sewer would be appropriate 
and where septic systems could remain without having impacts to the water 
supply. How rainstorms are drained from impervious surfaces and what we could 
do to treat and recharge this water back into the aquifer. These are just the 
highlights of a report that exceeds 500 pages and is available to anyone who 
would like to read it. 

A public hearing was held at the Town Hall to review the CWRMP and public 
comments were accepted from MEPA for two months. MEPA will review the report 
and all the comments, then issue a certificate outlining what additional 
information is needed for the Final CWRMP (FCWRMP) . The FCWRMP will be 
submitted to MEPA for approval in late summer of 2004. 

The Water Department has contracted with SEA Consultants to design and permit 
a piped connection to the MWRA water system. The water connection will be an 
emergency backup water supply to be used when the town cannot provide 
sufficient potable water to the residents and businesses in Wilmington. 
Purchasing water from the MWRA will supplement the towns remaining wells that 
have not been impacted by contaminated ground water and potentially reduce 
negative environmental impacts to the Ipswich River. 

The design has proved to be a challenge due to the difficulties of private 
property easements and the approvals of several government agencies. We are 
hopeful that construction can begin in 2004. 

The Browns Crossing Pump Station was refurbished to meet building codes and 
new environmental regulations. The electrical system was refurbished as well 
as the worn mechanical systems. The station is currently being analyzed to 
determine if the aquifer can supply additional water to the town without 
impacting the environment or exceeding our state regulated Water Management 
Permit. The Salem Street Well and the Barrows Well field are also included in 
this study. 

New water meters continue to be installed throughout the town. The remote 
read meters have been installed in approximately 99 percent of all the homes 
and 75 percent of all the businesses. We wish to thank everyone for all the 
cooperation we experienced while implementing this very important and 
difficult project. The new meters ensure accurate billings and eliminate the 
inconvenience of reading meters by you, our customers. 

A total of 2,577 feet of water mains were installed using the town's 
workforce. Old cast iron or galvanized water mains, which were undersized, 
are now replaced with 8-inch diameter cement lined ductile iron. This 
improvement will provide an increased water supply to the homes, better water 
quality and provide fire protection to these neighborhoods. 

During the month of May, a limited water main flushing and valve exercising 
program was performed. The department typically performs a comprehensive 
flushing program but due to the limited water supply, targeted areas were 
identified and flushed. All the fire hydrants were inspected and repairs made 
to any that were not in good working condition. We anticipate performing a 
comprehensive flushing of all water mains in April and May of 2004. This 
should eliminate any discolored water one may have experienced this year. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, 
valves, storage tanks, pumping stations and water treatment facilities in the 
town. In addition, the department removes the snow around all fire hydrants 
and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow removal. 

Pumping Statistics: 

Maximum Gallons Per Day 2,599,2 00 

Maximum Gallons Per Week 16,295,300 

Maximum Gallons per Month 67,248,234 

Average Gallons per Day 2,012,3 35 

Average Gallons per Month 61,208,525 

Total Gallons Purchased 94,958,236 

Total Gallons per Year (Treated) 734,502,305 

Total Gallons Produced 829,460,541 

Total Gallons per Year (Raw) 800,825,937 



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Precipitation Statistics 



Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 

Consumption Statistics: 



Municipal 

Percentage 

Residentia 

Percentage 

Commercial 

Percentage 

Industrial 

Percentage 

Total Mete 

Percentage 

Unaccounte 

Percentage 



Use (Gall 
of Total 

1 Use (Ga 
of Total 
Use (Gal 
of Total 
Use (Gal 
of Total 

red Use ( 
of Total 

d for Use 
of Total 



ons ) 

Pumped 
lions ) 

Pumped 
Ions ) 

Pumped 
Ions ) 

Pumped 
Gallons) * 

Pumped 

(Gallons) 

Pumped 



41.79" 
107 . 00" 



6, 112, 432 
1% 

509, 216, 147 
61% 

40, 137, 575 
5% 

258, 911, 620 
31% 

814, 377, 774 
98% 

15, 082, 767 
2% 



The difference between water pumped and water metered represents 
unaccounted for water use and consists of water used for flushing mains, 



main breaks, fighting fires, street 


sweeping 


, etc . 




Water Distribution: 








The following new water mains were constructed 


in 2003 : 




Water Mains Installed by Contractors 


Length 


Size 


Hydrants 


Ashwood Avenue 


1, 650' 


8" 


4 


Pitman Street 


1, 075' 


8" 


3 


Water Mains Replaced by Town Personnel 


Length 


Size Increase 


Hydrants 


Pershing Street 


560' 


2" - 8" 


2 


Pershing Street 


12 ' 


2" - 6" 




Garden Avenue & Crescent Street 


1,250' 


2" - 8" 


4 


Garden Avenue & Crescent Street 


40' 


2" - 6" 




Edwards Road 


495' 


2" - 8" 




Sherwood Road 


■ 200' 


2" - 8" 


1 


Baldwin Avenue 


20' 


2" - 8" 


1 



Total water mains installed in 2003 were 5,250 feet of 8-inch, and 52 feet of 
6-inch. There were 15 fire hydrants and 36 services installed in the system. 

Sewer Collection System: 

Sewer : 

An engineering consultant was contracted to review the entire Sewer Collection 
System for leaks and structural deficiencies. This was accomplished by 
sending a robotic camera down pipelines and manholes to visually inspect the 
integrity of the infrastructure. In addition, it gave us an inventory of the 
system noting size, length, and condition. The information obtained will 
enable us to develop a plan for needed repairs and maintenance and where best 
to dedicate funds to most effectively reduce inflow and infiltration into our 
system. 

Inflow and infiltration are extraneous water that enters the pipeline and 
flows through the MWRA meter. The town is billed by the MWRA based partly on 
those meter readings. If we can reduce this flow, the MWRA assessment may be 
less. This could result in stable or reduced sewer rates in the future. 



Sewer Mains Installed 
Ashwood Avenue 



Length 
1, 083 ' 



Size 
8" 



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HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 



What if everyone in Wilmington read the same book and participated in a town- 
wide book club? The idea took root in Wilmington in 2003. Based on a program 
that began in Seattle in 1998, "Wilmington Reads, One Book, One Community" was 
launched in August, 2003. Wilmington Memorial Library was awarded a federal 
grant for $7,500 through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to 
sponsor this town-wide reading project. Residents were asked to vote for one 
of three titles selected from a list of over seventy nominations. Residents 
voted at the library in the official voting booth, on-line and at the high 
school library. Over three hundred votes were cast with Empire Falls by 
Richard Russo winning by only seven votes. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper 
Lee received 109 votes and Seahiscuit: An American Legend received 107 votes. 

With the federal grant money, the library purchased multiple copies of the 
book in all formats. Although the timetable for reading the book is January 
and February 2004 with discussion events planned for March, many residents 
checked out the book soon after the title was announced in October. The 
Friends of the Library provided additional financial support for the reading 
program by purchasing copies of Empire Falls for Wilmington High School and 
the Senior Center plus other key places around town. All copies of Empire 
Falls were checked out by Wilmington residents in early January. With this 
kind of response to date, literacy and community spirit, project goals for 
"Wilmington Reads" can be realized. As Mary McGrory of the Washington Post 
noted, "the idea is that the city that opens the same book closes it in 
greater harmony." Through a shared reading experience, we hope the library 
can help bring our community closer together in 2004. 

The library has proven that it is not just a place to store books but also a 
place where residents come to talk about them. Monthly book discussion groups 
for children, teens and adults continued to meet at the library in 2003. A 
new book discussion group, PageTurners, began meeting in the fall. This 
monthly book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday morning of each 
month. Many of our elderly readers as well as young mothers prefer meeting in 
the morning. Poets of all ages once again participated in the library's 
annual poetry contest that celebrates National Poetry Month in April. Over 
one hundred entries on the theme "recreation" were submitted with the winners 
sharing their poems at a poetry reading in April. 

Book discussion groups and library programs that entertain as well as educate 
have become an integral part of the library's offerings to the community. 
During this past year, 7,856 people came to 312 programs. Many of these 
programs were made possible by the generous ' sponsorship of the Friends of the 
Library. Adult programs included "Dan's Desserts" in January with Dan 
Sgrulloni, a pastry chef who demonstrated some of his favorite desserts. The 
audience enjoyed the delicious results. Jackie Davis, a Wilmington resident 
and a professional interior decorator, was the guest speaker at the Friends of 
the Library Annual Meeting in March. She provided her top ten decorating tips 
and gave the audience lots of ideas for transforming a room with existing 
furnishings. Wilmington gardeners filled the conference room to hear Jackie 
Stone, a Master Gardener, who came in April to present the slide lecture "A 
Season of Perennials." In the fall, the Friends sponsored two nostalgia 
programs, one on Norumbega Park and the Totem Pole Ballroom and one on the 
Golden Days of Radio. Our senior citizens gave these programs rave reviews 
and a thumbs up for the afternoon time slot. 

Representatives from Wilmington churches and houses of worship presented 
"Wilmington History: A Church Perspective" for the library's seventh annual 
local history program in October. Those who attended this program learned a 
great deal about how the history of local churches was intertwined with the 
history of our town. The speakers presented historical facts as well as oral 
history and interesting anecdotes. Two local authors shared their books and 
writing experiences with over fifty people at "Local Authors Night" in 
November. Maria Harrison, author of My Dearest Jane and Vita Sinopoli, author 




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of From My Bakery Perch were guest speakers. Melissa Mobile and the United 
Methodist Church Bell Choir rang in the holiday season in December to a packed 
house . 

The Children's Department presented another ambitious roster of programs that 
support the continuing challenge in the twenty-first century to foster a life- 
long love of reading and learning. Over five thousand children attended 
programs at the library in 2003. The annual summer reading program "Read! 
Think! Create! @ your library" broke previous records for participation with 
980 children signing up. We acknowledge the tremendous support from the 
Friends of the Library, local businesses and civic organizations for the 
annual summer reading program. 

Wilmington teens have discovered that the library is a place that cares about 
their needs and interests. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of Teen 
Services Librarian Nathalie Demers, more teens used the library in 2003 than 
ever before. Circulation of materials in the library's "Teen Zone" has more 
than tripled in the past two years. In 2003, 194 teens signed up for the 
annual summer reading program compared to 72 teens in 2002. A monthly book 
discussion group and the teen comics club draw a group of regular teens. 
Program offerings that attracted teens to the library this past year include 
aromatherapy, Chinese cooking, face and body art and an "all you can read 
buffet. On the eve of winter vacation, the library rocked when over one 
hundred teens turned out to hear the "Second Season," a trio of high school 
musicians, at the "Teen Winter Bash." 

The library's new website debuted in April along with a new library logo. 
Barbara Myles, former Head of Technical Services, worked with library staff to 
create a user friendly website with new features. Lucina Roark, a graphic 
artist and Wilmington resident, volunteered her time and talent to design the 
logo that will be used on the website and on public relations materials. 

Gifts to the library in 2003 included a handsome grandfather clock given to 
the library in memory of Jean Doucette by her family. The library also 
received a generous bequest from the estate of Frankline Allen, a former 
library trustee, along with a matching gift from her sister. Through the 
generosity of the Wilmington Sons of Italy, the library restored a pass to the 
New England Aquarium. A new preschool table and chair set was purchased with 
funds given to the library in memory of Angela Sartori . 

Gifts from the Friends of the Library in 2003 include a new refrigerator for 
the staff room, the Ellison lettering machine, and numerous miscellaneous 
items that enhance the library. Many of these gifts are made possible due to 
two key fund raising efforts. The annual Friends Book Sale held in June was 
once again a success due to the hard work and leadership of Karen Campbell, 
Fundraising Chairman. The Friends embarked on a new fund raising event in 
2003 by sponsoring its first annual "Wilmington House Tours." Residents who 
purchased tickets were able to tour a variety of Wilmington homes that 
represented a wide range of architectural styles and eras. The warm sunny 
weather on April 13th only enhanced the beauty of the homes and the friendly 
atmosphere felt by those who participated in this event. 

The library staff is once again acknowledged for their dedication, hard work 
and friendly service. Library staff participated in the library's first 
annual staff development day in May with a presentation on stress management. 
The ability to cope with stress enables staff to provide an optimum level of 
service while multitasking as well as during minor and major crisis 
situations. The library staff demonstrated this ability by its fortitude and 
perseverance in mid August as they dealt with a mold outbreak in the library. 
Library staff and the Public Buildings Department staff are acknowledged for 
their hard work in implementing the mold remediation plan that required 
cleaning and reshelving thousands of books. 

In 2003, Charlotte Wood became Head of Technical Services, replacing Barbara 
Myles who resigned to become Library Director in Lincoln, Massachusetts. 
Laurie Lucey filled the part-time reference librarian position in September 
that was previously held by Ms. Wood. 



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Town Manager Michael Caira appointed Karen Campbell and Edward Jones to the 
Board of Library Trustees. Lester White, who resigned his position on the 
Board of Library Trustees in April, is acknowledged for six years service to 
the library. His keen insight and sense of humor will be missed. Due to 
illness, Anne Buzzell relocated to Maryland to be near family. In honor of 
sixteen years of service to the library, Town Manager Michael Caira appointed 
Anne Buzzell as Trustee Emeritus 

Although plans for a new library were put on hold in 2003, the need to build a 
new library for Wilmington is an issue that will have to be addressed in 2004. 
The Board of Library Trustees will look to residents for input and support in 
meeting this challenge. In the spirit of Wilmington Reads, One Book, One 
Community, we hope to move forward together in the coming year to achieve our 
common goal in providing our citizens with a library that will meet their 
needs well into the twenty-first century. 

LIBRARY STAFF 
Administration : 

Christina A. Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Part-time Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 

Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Pavluk, Circulation Librarian 
Linda Harris, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Laurie Lucey, Part-time Reference Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Ann Deechan, Melissa Nobile 
Part-time Library Assistants 
Leanne Babinski, Lauren Giannotti, Christopher Murray, 
Kristen Ruggiero, Patricia Sheehan 
Part-time Library Pages 

Children's Services: 

Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 
Nathalie Demers, Part-time Teen Services Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-time Library Assistant 
Kevin Cole, Ryan Curtis, Katlyn Duncan, 
Robert Hayes, Keith Hill, Jessica Martin 
Part-time Library Pages 

Technical Services: 

Charlotte Wood, Head of Technical Services 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 
Allison Forte, Technical Services Assistant 



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Wilmington Memorial Library 2003 




Local Authors Maria Harrison and Vita Sinopoli 
discussed their books at "Local Authors' Night" 




Barbara Myles with Lucina Roard who designed 
the Wilmington Memorial Library Logo. 




Golden Days of Radio, Mel Simons with 
Barbara Hooper, Friends Program Chair. 




Library Director, Tina Stewart, and Larry Doucette with 
Grandfather Clock donated in memory 
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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2003 

Hours Open Weekly 

Winter 64 
Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 
Summer 56 
Monday through Friday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 21,663 

Number New Patrons Registered 863 

Total Registered Borrowers 18,110 

Number of library visits 133,582 

Number of Items in Collection 94,147 
Items per capita 4.35 

Subscriptions 162 

Museum Passes 11 

Circulation 207,360 
Circulation per capita 9.57 

Interlibrary Loan 3 0,737 

From other libraries 15,070 
To other libraries 15,667 

Reserves 16,916 

Reference and Reader's Services 9,961 

Internet Use 7,94 3 

Meeting Room Use 3 03 

Library use 271 
Community use 32 

Library Programs 312 

Children's Programs 2 05 
Teen Programs 42 
Adult Programs 65 

Total attendance at programs 7,856 

Children's Programs 6,109 

Teen Programs 917 

Adult Programs 83 



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Coeocil for the Arts 



One of the primary purposes of the Wilmington Arts Council is to distribute 
funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to groups and artists for the 
cultural life of the community. Unfortunately, funds in 2003 were cut 
considerably. After having over $6,500 in 2002 to distribute, our funds 
dropped to $2,500 in 2003. The Council was still able to pay for field trips 
to two Boston museums for the Shawsheen Technical High School. The library 
has passes for the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner 
Museum. We approved a grant for "Musical Visits" for the seniors, an 
educational coaching session for the Merrimack Valley Chorus and a performance 
of American dance. The Council spread out the grant money as far as possible! 
We hope very much that funds for the arts will be increased next year. 

Sadly this year, the Council had several long-time members retire from the 
Arts Council. Anne Buzzell, our loyal treasurer for many years, has retired 
and is living in Maryland near her sister. Edith Michelson and Frances Keough 
have also retired. These three members have worked long and hard for the 
Council and we will miss them. On the other hand, the Council has two new 
members who have thrown themselves right into the work. Tracey MacNeill, our 
new publicist, and Lucina Roark, our new treasurer, have started off with new 
ideas and enthusiasm. 

The Wilmington Arts Council is unique among the Cultural Councils in 
Massachusetts. We have the use of a wonderful historic Wilmington building. 
The Wilmington Arts Center (the old town hall) is located on Route 62, 
opposite the beautiful Congregational Church and in front of the Wildwood 
Cemetery. We mention that here, because many residents are unaware of its 
presence. We have many groups which use the Arts Center - the Sweet Adelines, 
the North Regional Theater Workshop, the Tewksbury Piecemakers, the Wilmington 
Garden Club and the Friends of the Library. At this time, we have four art 
teachers - Louise Anderson, watercolor, Carolyn Latanision, watercolor, 
Valerie Borgal, drawing and Pam Giarratana, oil painting. Look for our new 
website, through the Town of Wilmington for schedules and events. 

After much preparation and help from the Public Buildings Department, the 
Wilmington Arts Center was outfitted with new lighting in 2003. State-of-the- 
art lighting was installed in the main hall and conference room. Lighting 
from Lightolier Corporation (a Wilmington company) , was used with a lot of 
local people helping out. In the conference room fluorescent lighting on 
stems lights the large table, while wall washers bathe the walls with soft 
indirect lighting. In the main hall, three rows of fluorescent lighting on 
stems light the classroom area, while track lighting lights the paintings and 
photographs on the walls. There are also theatrical gels aimed on the new 
grand piano at the head of the room. 

The grandest acquisition of 2003 is by far the new Yamaha Concert Grand Piano. 
This has been a long time dream of the Wilmington Arts Council. And this year 
it became a reality. This grand piano is a precious gift to the people of 
Wilmington and surrounding towns. It was played for the first time by Bruce 
Margeson of Burlington, at our 23'^'^ Annual Art Show in June with great 
success. Bruce also played a holiday concert at Christmas time. The next 
part of our dream is an annual concert series of classical, popular, theater 
and holiday music. With such a magnificent instrument, Wilmington can attract 
wonderful musicians for this series. 

As we look forward to 2004, some of our goals remain the same - to promote the 
arts in Wilmington, to continue to responsibly administer the granting process 
for the Massachusetts Cultural Council and to make the Arts Center a cultural, 
educational, popular and entertaining meeting place for the people of 
Wilmington. Some of our specific goals are the new concert series, a mailing 
list to send out reminders of current events, a continuation of our new 
website, more exhibits, open studio time at the center and to continue to 
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Carter Lecture Feed 



Since 1910, the Sarah Carter Committee has brought to Wilmington entertaining 
and interesting programs through the generosity of Sarah D. J. Carter who left 
the town a bequest for that purpose. 

On the evening of June 12, the Middle School auditorium was the site of a 
fantastic musical show. Mike Slater, an Elvis tribute artist, presented his 
concert, "A Night With Elvis." The audience, one of our largest, had a 
wonderful time reliving their youth as they watched this very talented 
performer . 

The Sarah Carter program, usually held in the spring, is always free to those 
who attend. The Committee welcomes ideas for future programs. 




The Historical Commission continues to strive to preserve and conserve 
Wilmington's historical buildings and sites; and to educate our citizens as to 
our rich history. 

This year, the town lost the Cowing Farm on Park Street. Thankfully, this 
historic home was not demolished but rather dismantled and is now in Bar 
Harbor, Maine. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission thanks Representative James Miceli who 
worked diligently with the Historical Commission to place a granite table and 
benches in the MBTA parking lot honoring "The Unofficial Mayor of Wilmington, " 
George Spanos . In addition, we would like to thank Northeastern Development 
for their willingness to place a plaque memorializing Mrs. Hiller at the site 
of her former Cranberry House on Middlesex Avenue. 

The Historical Commission is pleased to announce four new Wilmington Historic 
Districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the 
Historical Commission, our Museum Curator, Kathleen Black Reynolds, worked 
with our consultant, Heli Meltsner, to identify each of these districts: 

Church Street Historic District - 23 Homes 

High Street Historic District - 17 Homes 

Buck's Corner Historic District - 8 Homes 

Gowing-Sheldon Historic District - 2 Homes 

The Historical Commission will continue to recognize these historic districts 
and homes with appropriate plaques. 

The Historical Commission purchased bunting to glorify the Harnden Tavern, 
Roman House and Scalekeeper ' s Office during town celebrations. 

In March of 2003, the Historical Commission supported Massachusetts History 
Day held at the Wilmington High School. The Historical Commission was very 
impressed with the work of more than 200 students from throughout 
Massachusetts who participated. 

An on-going goal of the Historical Commission has been the rehabilitation of 
the old West Schoolhouse (cl875) . Over the past 13 years, the Commission has 
sought support to restore the building for public use. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to administer to the Col. 
Joshua Harnden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum, and to support the work of 
Kathleen Black Reynolds, the Museum Curator. Many new and exciting exhibits 
were offered to the public during 2003. We have seen an increase in the. 
attendance at museum functions during the past year, and look forward to 
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During the year, funds were expended on major repairs and beautif ication 
projects at the Harnden Tavern. This work was funded by the grant received in 
2002 through Representative Miceli's efforts. 

Memberships in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic 
Massachusetts, the American Association for State and Local History, and the 
Society of the Preservation of New England Antiquities were renewed. 

The commission continues to work with the Friends of the Harnden Tavern who 
hosted a wonderful Harvest Festival and very festive Christmas Social. We are 
very grateful for their hard work in supporting the Tavern and Museum. 

A special "thank you" is extended to those who donated items to the Tavern and 
Museum . 

We wish to thank the members of the Garden Club for maintaining the Tavern's 
Herb Garden. As always, the Historical Commission is thankful to the Town 
Administration, the Public Buildings Department, and the Public Works 
Department for their continued support. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission is looking ahead to the year 2005 and the 
celebration of Wilmington's 275th Birthday. The Commission is looking forward 
to working with the official 275th Anniversary Committee as it is established 
by the town. 

The Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at the Harnden Tavern 
or Room 4 at the Town Hall. 



Col, Joshua Hamdee Tavem/Wilmiogtoo Town Museum 



This past year the museum was host 
to several events and exhibits, some 
recurring, some brand new, and all 
successful. The Recreation 
Department continues to support the 
presentation of the American Girl 
Tea Parties here. The Friends of 
Harnden Tavern hosted a harvest 
social in October. The event 
featured open fire pit cooking, 
candle making, quilting by 
Piecemakers Quilting Club member 
Jane Crane, music by the Jolly 
Rogues, spinning by Friends' member 
Helen Durkee, apple pressing and 
tours of the historic home, barn, 
carriage house and gardens . Cub 
Scout Pack 136 was joined by the 
Wilmington Minutemen in an opening 
ceremony that involved a parade and 
the Pledge of Allegiance. The 
Friends' annual holiday social was 
postponed due to snow for the first 
time in the organization's history; 
however, the event was held the ' 

following week and was a success. Throughout the year, several Girl Scout 
troops earned their history badges by participating in a tour of the Tavern 
and a scavenger hunt. The Kiwanis Club held their annual holiday dinner at 
the Tavern. Plans are under way for a Patriot's Day event and other lectures 
and presentations involving the Friends and local speakers. 




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Exhibits during the 
last year highlighted 
some of Wilmington's 
significant women. 
Photographs and other 
memorabilia regarding 
Wavie Drew, Jeanne 
Ashworth and Dr . Mrs . 
France Hiller 
(including the 

Mrs. Hiller's Alligator handrail on display at legendary alligator 

the Harnden Tavern. handrail) were on 

display for the latter 
half of the year. Many seniors contributed their Wilmington and childhood 
memories to this exhibit. Mrs. Arlene Ten Dyke, a devoted and talented 
Friends' member and museum volunteer, memorialized in an exhibit of the 

many various donations she had made throughout her tenure. Mrs. Ten Dyke 
passed away during the year and, although she will be missed, her many 
donations of costumes, women's personal affects, toys, dolls and stories will 
allow us to preserve her memory for generations to come. 

The Native American artifact collection of the late Captain Larz Neilsen has a 
new home in one of the newer display cases where it will be on permanent 
display. The late Stanley Fielding contributed additional points found near 
Federal and Woburn Streets. This collection and other items from the Museum 
were presented to second graders at the Shawsheen School as part of a "Then 
and Now" unit. Allowing the collections at the Museum to "travel" to the 
schools is an excellent way to expose students to local history. 

The latest exhibit highlights sewing practices of the 19th and 20th centuries. 
The Acquisitions Committee is working to acquire artifacts that will reflect a 
traveler's or hired hand's lifestyle. Artifacts belonging to the Rounds and 
Hathaway families have recently been considered for acquisition. The farming 
tool exhibit is still in progress. It is currently housed in the barn but the 
lack of electricity there allows for poor lighting. Anyone wishing to assist 
with or contribute artifacts relative to these or other exhibits should call 
the Museum. 

Through the diligent and enthusiastic efforts of State Representative, Jim 
Miceli, the Historical Commission was the recipient of a $40,000 grant in 2002 
from the Department of Economic Development. The money was completely 
expended through the year to repair and repaint the exterior clapboards, 
gutters and shutters; to replace the aged hot water heater; to erect signage 
in the parking lot; to purchase a new computer and collections software, 
shelving and archival storage supplies and display cases; to purchase and 
install new period wallpaper; to inspect and sweep the chimney; to erect a 
fence along Woburn Street and driveway; and to level and retile the floors in 
the kitchen, meeting room and bathroom. The curator would like to thank 
Public Works, Public Buildings, local contractors and Jim Miceli for 
contributing to the success of these projects. 

Electrifying the barn and creating a more functional exhibit space continues 
to be a goal for this year and the next. Additionally, a landscape architect 
was consulted and made recommendations to create a more picturesque and 
historically accurate back garden. Public Works is planning to salvage and 
transplant lilac bushes from Woburn Sureet as that sidewalk project continues. 

Continuing goals include applying for a "Featured Attractions" sign to be 
erected on the northbound and southbound sides of Route 93. The intention of 
the signs would be to draw attention to the museum and other historical and 
cultural features of Wilmington (such as the Centre Village Historic District, 
Town Forest, etc.). The town has contracted with Comcast to provide cable and 
Internet service to the Tavern and museum. Cable service will allow patrons 
to view Wilmington history videos. Internet service will provide research 
tools and email access. Creating a web page for the Tavern and museum is a 
goal for the upcoming year and this contract will allow the Curator to 
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As always, the museum staff is grateful for the time, talents and treasures of 
its patrons, volunteers. Historical Commission, Friends, Library staff. Public 
Buildings, Public Works and MIS Department. The museum and Friends are always 
in need of volunteers. If you have a skill or talent or treasure you would 
like to donate, please contact the museum at your convenience. The museum 
serves the public best when the public contributes to its mission of 
interpreting Wilmington's history. 



The Recreation Department completed its 33rd year of full-time operation. It 
is staffed by a full-time Director, a full-time Senior Clerk and a part-time 
office assistant. The department is located in Room 8 at Town Hall. Office 
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Assisting and advising the department is the Recreation Commission. This 
volunteer board, which was formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy 
making capacity. Members are: Jeannette Savage, Chairman; Jay Tighe, Vice- 
Chairman; Maribeth Crupi, Secretary; Charles Burns and Larry Noel. 
Commissioners are active in various related groups, committees and clubs 
throughout town . 

Although the Recreation Department remains small, with only two full-time 
employees, there are over 70 part-time and seasonal employees and dozens of 
volunteers who help to run the department's programs. The department offers, 
on a year-round basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for local citizens 
of all ages. 

The Recreation Department tries to remain consistent with the following goals 
as recreation opportunities are offered for the town: 

• provide opportunities for self-expression 

• offer programs which develop a sense of personal worth 

• provide activities that allow for personal achievement and accomplishment 

• provide activities that are fun and enjoyable 

•provide physical activities which are new and different, offering a certain 
amount of challenge to participants 

• teach skills in various activities that will have carryover value in later 



• provide a variety of healthy and diversified programs 

• make programs as accessible as possible to all 

The department is funded by a variety of sources. The town-appropriated 
budget provides for a full-time director and clerk, a part-time office 
assistant, the summer Playground Inclusion Program and some supplies. Program 
fees and donations heavily supplement the town-funded budget. We are pleased 
with our continued ability to offer high quality programs at very reasonable 
costs. We can accomplish this because we utilize fund-raising methods that 
act as recreational services as well. These services include: overnight and 
day trips and programs, the Town Hall soda and snack machines, the sale of 
Wilmington t-shirts, entertainment books and discounted tickets to various 
recreational facilities. 

Volunteers are critical to the success of recreation programs. Volunteers 
might find themselves doling out candy at the Horribles Parade, coaching a 
WRBL or Jr. Basketball team or teaching fathers and their children to fish. 
We appreciate our volunteer-minded residents, and most report that they gain 
much themselves by volunteering. We also receive financial assistance from 
local businesses and organizations. Some of these valuable contributors 
include: Lions Club, Academy of Traditional Karate, Knights of Columbus, 
Kiwanis, Textron, Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks, Wilmington Police Association, 
Lowell 5<? Savings, Dandi -Lyons, Auxiliary Police, HRH Insurance, Action Glass, 
MASSBANK, Shriners, Ski Haus, McDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin 
Robbins, Council For The Arts, Designs By Don, Sons of Italy, CVS and Burger 
King. We continue to search for innovative ways to generate funds to offset 
costs for the recreation consumer. 




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The Recreation Department is involved, in varying degrees, with other 
recreation-oriented groups. In this capacity we serve as a quasi -consulting 
agency. We loan recreation equipment to families and groups for various 
functions. We act as an information source and referral agency answering a 
wide variety and large number of questions daily. 

Our basic programs for the year were: Santa's Workshop, Horribles Parade, 
Basketball League (WRBL) , Adult Gym, CPR and First Aid, Aerobics, Florida 
Discounts, T-Ball, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Playgrounds, Tiny Tots, Fun With 
Music, Inclusionary Summer Program, Town Beach at Silver Lake, Canoe Rental, 
Tennis Lessons, Concerts on the Common, Fishing Derby, Teen Volleyball, Free 
Loan of Recreation, Sport, Travel and other VCR tapes. Police Association 
Beach Day, Easter Coloring Contest, Sale of Entertainment Discount Books, 
Special Needs Tickets to the Shriners Rodeo and Circus, Ballroom, Latin and 
Swing Dancing Lessons, Children's Theme Parties, Top Secret Science Workshops, 
Kinder Karate, Karate, Kick Boxing and Boxing, Junior Basketball, Sale of 
Discount Ski Tickets, Summer Youth Basketball League, Indoor & Outdoor Golf 
Lessons, Letters from Santa, Town Park Adult Softball Leagues, Junior and 
Intermediate Bowling Leagues, Babysitting Courses, Horseback Riding Lessons, 
Play Gym, Kids Craft Classes, Scrapbooking, Home Decorating Classes, Tai Chi, 
Angler Education, Yoga and'Skyhawks Youth Sport Clinics. 

In 2003, we sold reduced-rate tickets for: Celtics, Showcase and ANC Cinemas, 
Disney on Ice at FleetCenter, Barnum & Bailey Circus, Globetrotters, Topsfield 
Fair, Big "E", Water Country, Red Sox, N.E. Revolution, Lowell Lock Monsters, 
Figure Skating Champions On Ice, West Side Story, Cats, Tom Jones, Dwight 
Yoakam, Anne Murray, The Music Man, The Producers, Cinderella, Julio Iglesias, 
Cabaret, Hands Across the Sea, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," A 
Christmas Carol, Saturday Night Fever, George Carlin, Sesame Street Live, Bear 
In The Big Blue House, Grease, Wiggles, Chicago, Boston Youth Symphony, 
Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Gunstock, Six Flags and the New England Flower Show. 

Our trips continue to grow in popularity. Day trips included: Block Island, 
Heritage Plantation, New York City, Lobsterfest, On Golden Pond and 
Connecticut Casinos (Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun) . During the summer we took 
Playground, Tiny Tots and Inclusionary participants on many field trip 
excursions. Theatre trips included: Boston Pops, the Nutcracker, Chicago and 
Mamma Mia. Overnight trips included: Indian Head Resort, Atlantic City, Las 
Vegas, Niagara Falls, White Mountain Resort Hotel, Estrimont Resort, the Maine 
Coast, Lake George Hot Air Balloon Festival, New York City and a cruise to 
Hawaii . 

We remain versatile to ideas and trends. Due to changes in demand, new 
program offerings and suggestions from residents, we update and add new 
programs each season. We continue to see an increase in the number of 
participants in many of our programs, particularly the programs for our youth. 
Our trips for seniors, adults and families contribute to the Department's 
revenue and are increasingly in great demand. Arts and crafts programs for 
children and adults also continue to expand. 

Some other groups that offer leisure programs in Wilmington are: Little 
League, Memorial Library, Elderly Services Department, Youth Hockey, Pop 
Warner, Figure Skating Club, Youth Soccer, July 4th Committee, Council for the 
Arts, fraternal and service organizations. Scouts, Campfire Boys and Girls, 
the Ristuccia Skating Rink and local schools and churches. The independent 
Youth Center at St. Thomas Church is available for pre-teens. 

The lack of commercial recreation in Wilmington, such as bowling alleys and 
movie theaters and the lack of agencies such as the YMCA and Boys ' /Girls ' 
Clubs stresses the importance of town support for this department, especially 
with a growing youth population and a growing demand for recreational 
opportunities . 



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Participants in the Recreation Department's cruise to Hawaii. 

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The Town of Wilmington has 3,279 elders in our community age 60 and older. Of 
this population, 32% are over the age of 75 years. This makes the Wilmington 
Department of Elderly Services extremely committed in providing services to 
its elderly residents. These services include: information and referral, 
care planning and management, health and wellness services, transportation 
services, educational programs, counseling and .family support services, 
financial and health insurance counseling and medical advocacy. 

This year the Department was so excited about receiving our new handicapped- 
accessible van. You may notice the beautiful full-size van in your travels. 
We thank the Wilmington voters who approved of this van in April 2003 at the 
Annual Town Meeting for making this possible. It certainly opens the door for 
many more elders to get to important medical appointments and other needed 
types of transportation. This transportation is free to all the Wilmington 
elderly residents 60 and over. Transportation is provided within a thirteen- 
mile radius of Wilmington. We have a full-time van driver to meet the 
transportation needs. This van is equipped to handle a wheelchair along with 
its passengers. We are able to transport elders to their medical 
appointments, shopping and to the Senior Center just naming a few. The van 
continues to be a vital service to the elders of Wilmington. There were a 
total of 10,304 runs and 22,454 miles traveled to accommodate the elders this 
year. A full-time respite care worker further complements this service. She 
also provided needed transportation, but with one-on-one attention. She 
traveled approximately 9,500 miles for the year 2003, making 438 home visits. 
This service is specifically for elder.3 who are unable to be alone due to' 
severe health conditions (cancer treatment, dialysis and dementia) and/or 
overall weakness) . We are fortunate to have the respite care worker provide 
home visits to elders that are isolated and need regular "check-ins" to make 
sure they are all right. This position is a very vital role for the 
community. 




New Elderly Services Van - Back: Town Manager Michael Caira, 
Board of Selectmen Chairman Michael McCoy and Elderly Services Director Theresa Marciello; 
Front: Glen Diggs, Mary DiGirolamo and Muffy Calabria. 



The Department of Elderly Services has had a great year and strong leadership 
with the Elderly Commissioners - John King, Chairman; Rosemary Cross, Vice 
Chairman; Joseph Filipowicz, Albert Lavalle, Joseph Paglia, Henry Latta and 
Frank Ratto. This year they have worked very hard in accomplishing their 
mission - they work closely with the director and the needs of the elders of 



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Wilmington. They have even placed their pictures in the main lobby of the 
Buzzell Senior Center to make elders more aware of who they are and their 
function. Several have actively started a more comprehensive and entertaining 
newsletter called the "Buzzell Buzz." This monthly newsletter is now mailed 
out to over 280 elders and can be found at the center, Town Manager's Office 
and the Wilmington Memorial Library. It not only provides information about 
the activities at the Senior Center but also assistance programs such as the 
pharmacy advantage program, fuel assistance program, food stamps. Medicaid 
applications and other types of services that are available to the elders in 
the community. 

Another key part of the Department is our Buzzell Senior Center. The center 
has an environment that is not only very inviting but also safe and enjoyable 
for elderly residents to be able to communicate with their peers and 
participate in many daily classes and activities. There are approximately 
1,300 elder visitors a month who participate in the Senior Center programs 
such as: socializing, exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, wood 
shop class and art class (water color painting) , walking group, nutrition 
class, computer classes, choir group, and quilting group, just to name a few. 
We have further established our Telephone Reassurance Program. This dedicated 
volunteer calls several elders on either a daily or weekly basis depending on 
the need of the elder (approximately 30 - 45 calls a week) . Due to the 
success of the program, more elders will be entering into the program next 
year. Many of our classes are lead by volunteer instructors that dedicate 
their time and energy. In April 2003 we had our Annual Volunteer Appreciation 
Luncheon for over 130 dedicated volunteers. Senator Bruce Tarr was our guest 
speaker for this worthwhile occasion (who also joined in on the fun by serving 
the delicious meal from Uptown Deli) . We also had Representative James Miceli 
personally give each volunteer a citation from the House of Representatives 
for volunteer services to the Town of Wilmington. The Department awarded 
Evelyn Kaminski the "Outstanding Volunteer Award" for all her time and support 
as an Elderly Commissioner. She served 12 years as a commissioner and this 
April retired from her position. 



There were special 
events this year 
where volunteers had 
lots of fun with a 
lot of hard work. 
The Department of 
Elderly Services was 
represented in the 
towns Memorial Day 
Parade with over 
fifty elders 
participating. They 
got together and made 
a float representing 
the world and flags 
to represent all the 
many veterans that 
were active at time 
of war. We also had 
a talent show in July 
at our Cookout . The 
theme of this show 
was also "Salute to 
Our Veterans . " The 
show was extremely 

heartwarming I^"'"'*^^' ^^ry Lipski, Frank Walsh, Jim Herlihy, Al LaValle, Jean Draper, 

Bill Nee, Joe and Marilyn McCarthy - ready to march in the Memorial Day Parade. 

We are fortunate to 
have the Town Nurse, 

Ann Fitzgerald, who visits the Senior Center weekly to provide blood pressure 
clinics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and monthly cholesterol screenings. 
For seniors unable to make it to the Cenior Center due to health ailments, she 
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the Senior Center, Deming Way Senior Housing and place of residence. Other 
monthly services include podiatrist, hearing aid specialist, SHINE 
coordinator, Shear Pleasure 55 (hair stylist) and Attorney Nancy Hogan - free 
monthly consultations to seniors in need. Annually, volunteer accountants 
from AARP, beginning the first week of February through the first week of 
April, assist elders with their taxes at a designated location. 

Another vital part of the Department of Elderly Services is our home delivered 
meals program. This program has provided for the year 2003 - 14,976 meals. 
This program provides the homebound elders of Wilmington with one hot meal 
five days a week, for the minimal cost of a dollar a meal. There are 
approximately 60-75 meals delivered daily, Monday through Friday, to the 
elders. Elders not only rely on these meals but also the daily contact. The 
drivers are responsible to come to the Senior Center after their deliveries to 
give an update on the elders they visit. The elders and their families are 
assured that if there should be a problem during the time of the delivery, the 
elder will be assisted and the families will be notified. The seniors that 
are able to get out have the opportunity to have a hot lunch at the West 
Intermediate School congregate site. This not only gives them the opportunity 
for a hot meal but a time to see their peers. This year 2,541 meals were 
served. Making our food service program a very crucial part of the 
Departments services - a total of 17,517 meals were served to the elders in 
our community. 

Some of the continuing specialty programs are: The "Homebound Library 
Program" where the Senior Center was able to collaboratively work with the 
Wilmington Memorial Public Library and volunteers deliver books, tapes and 
videos to homebound elders on a regular basis; and the "Food Pantry Box" 
where, on a weekly basis, donated food collected by the Senior Center is 
delivered to the Wilmington Food Pantry to assist the needy families in our 
town. We also have a "Medical Equipment Lending Program" where elders and 
their families can borrow needed equipment in order to stay at home safely and 
assist in curbing the cost of such equipment. We have wheel chairs, walkers, 
canes, bath chairs, benches and commodes. 

The Department of Elderly Services had its sixth annual Senior Health Fair, 
which was sponsored by the Board of Health and the Department of Elderly 
Services. There was information on blood pressure screenings, cholesterol 
screening, blood sugar screenings, nutritional information, osteoporosis 
information, skin care, diabetes updates, and we were especially excited to 
have testing for bone density. We were extremely fortunate to not only have 
Ann FitzGerald, Town Nurse, but also two volunteer nurses, Susan Rowe and 
Doreen Crowe. Also at the Senior Health Fair were representatives from the 
Wilmington Fire and Police Departments, Minuteman Senior Home Care, Wilmington 
Family Counseling, Home Instead Corp., and Winchester Hospital Lifeline 
Program. The response was wonderful and many found it to be very informative. 
Also this year the Town Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, along with Susan Rowe, RN, 
provided a diabetic awareness workshop and support group. This included 
weekly meetings, nutrition planning and weekly diabetic screenings. At their 
last meeting the group was able to work together in making a meal in the 
Senior Center kitchen for all of them to share. The program was a wonderful 
success and several elders in the group still enjoy getting together to 
discuss new recipes, calorie counts and to support one another. 

An exciting collaboration team that continues to strengthen in the Town of 
Wilmington is the Department of Elderly Services (Terri Marciello) , the Fire 
Department (Lieutenant Daniel Hurley) and the Police Department (Officers 
Julie Brisbois, Patrick Nally, Stephen Mauriello, Brian Pupa and Scott 
Sencabaugh) . The focus of this alliance is to provide our elderly community 
with more contact points within the town government to address their needs and 
concerns. The Wilmington Police Department - Elder Services Unit - has been a 
huge support and strength to the Wilmington elderly residents. Some fun 
events were the Boston Harbor Cruise and a stage play. Also, the Wilmington 
Police Department Union sponsored a delicious spaghetti luncheon served at the 
Senior Center, which gave another opportunity for the police and elders to 
mingle together. This has proven to be a successful endeavor not only for the 
elders of Wilmington but the partnership between the Elderly Services, Police 
Department and Fire Department. 

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Also, the Department wanted to be able to give back to the community, so a 
Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund was developed. In June 2003, the 
elders presented our fifth annual scholarship to a high school senior of 
Wilmington High School who has an interest in social work and/or gerontology. 
This money was raised at our first Hot Dog and Bean Dinner Fundraiser, which 
had over 100 elders attending this worthy cause. The sixth annual fan drive 
collected donated fans and air conditioners to share with elders that are in 
need. Our intent was to make sure that no senior went without some sort of 
relief from the heat. This year we were extremely fortunate with the amount 
of air conditioners donated that they we were able to give to elders. 
Finally, the Department of Elderly Services was overwhelmed by the generosity 
for our sixth annual holiday tree called the "Giving Tree." This tree gave 
the community the opportunity to help elderly people in their town. The 
outpouring of generosity was amazing - the many Wilmington families and 
residents, the Methodist Church, the Boutwell Early Childhood Center staff, 
and the Boy Scouts Troop 56, just to name a few. There were over 250 elders 
that received a gift from this event. The Department has received an 
overwhelming amount of thank you notes that continue to come in. As a note 
explains, the gifts my father received were amazing. I cannot tell you how 
excited he got! He said, "I guess there really is a Santa." These types of 
notes make it all worthwhile. None of this happiness would happen if it was 
not for the outpouring of giving as we see in the Town of Wilmington. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their 
generous donations in 2003: Dunkin' Donuts for their daily supply of donuts; 
Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks for their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 250 
seniors this year; Saint Thomas Church and parishioners for the homemade 
Thanksgiving dinners personally delivered to the homebound. Rotary for their 
monthly donations for financially strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive 
Group for their Valentine's Day event for the elders at the Senior Center; 
Lions Club for their annual catered homebound meal for 100 elders; the Kiwanis 
Club for a lovely catered dinner in June for 95 elders at the Senior Center; 
Textron for their generous donation; Killiam Cavanaugh, owner of Cavanaugh's 
Funeral Home, for the yearly donation of 10 popular magazine subscriptions; 
and to all the clubs and businesses who donated for raffles and give-a-ways. 

Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all town department heads for 
their help and ongoing assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered 
hundreds of hours visiting elders in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes; 
for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals (300 meals in total) to 
the homebound; and to the instructors that volunteer faithfully every week to 
instruct classes and programs. Thanks to all that made it possible for our 
sixth year of the "Giving Tree" to be a huge success. Lastly, thanks to all 
who gave their time and money in making the Senior Citizen Holiday Fair a 
success again this year. 




Public Safey Open House for Senior Citizens. 



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Authority 



The Wilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the 
provisions of Chapter 121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR 
(Code of Federal Regulations) ; Chapter 30B of the State Procurement Law, and 
State and Federal Code of Ethics. A five-member Board of Commissioners, 
consisting of four elected and one state appointed member, oversees the 
Authority's policies and procedures. The Executive Director is charged with 
the administration of these procedures. 

The Authority, originally consisting of 40 units of housing, is now providing 
affordable housing for 68 seniors, and a congregate unit in conjunction with 
CMARC of Woburn, MA, along with 13 (705) families of conventional three- 
bedroom housing owned by the Authority. As always, the Authority gives first 
preference for housing to Wilmington residents. The Authority also services 
the Federal Section 8 housing Choice Voucher Program. 

The senior citizen population of 80 years of age and over is the fastest 
growing population today, and this poses a problem in providing enough housing 
for those seniors in failing health who cannot live totally independently but 
who should not be placed in a nursing home. The Wilmington Housing 
Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive home 
care and other social services in an effort to assist them to live 
independently. However, more is needed. We look to the endeavors of the 
state and town to provide ways to provide additional housing for this ever- 
growing population. 

The Housing Authority lost many long-time residents in 2003. Not only were 
they long-time residents of our development, but of Wilmington. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority and its Board of Commissioners would like to 
express our appreciation to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police 
Department for responding promptly in the many life-threatening situations 
that we unfortunately have. We would also like to extend our appreciation to 
the Wilmington Department of Public Works for their assistance in keeping our 
roads clear during the inclement weather. Also to Michael Caira, Town Manager 
and all the town employees who bring a better quality of living to all our 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to 
advocate for and address the issues and concerns of the disabled community, 
their families and other interested parties. 

The Commission continues to attend conferences and training sessions, 
especially in conjunction with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and the 
Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) . We keep abreast of new 
legislation and make sure proper authorities are also aware. 

The Commission assisted residents with concerns regarding in-home 
accessibility, housing assistance, transportation, service animals and 
independent living. The Commission responded to complaints of access issues 
in town and assisted private business with site surveys. We continue to 
survey sites and assess compliance with architectural accessibility for people 
with physical, visual, hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the 
Massachusetts Architectural Access Regulations and the federal Americans with 
Disabilities Act. 

We continue to have a positive relationship with the Wilmington ADA Committee 
and the Wilmington Special Needs Advisory Council. We look forward to working 
with these groups to provide essential resources and assistance for the 
disabled population. 



tenants . 




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Veterans' Services 

Veterans ' Services is 
governed by the General 
Laws of Massachusetts, 
Chapter 115, as amended, 
with strict compliance to 
this chapter, the rules 
and policies of which 
govern the disbursement 
of aid. 

Benefits are for the 
needy veteran and his/her 
immediate family who have 
been subject to 
unforeseen needs . Final 
approval comes from the 
State Commissioner of 
Veterans' Services, 
Boston, MA. 

Total funds expended for 
aid to veterans and their 
families for the fiscal 
year ended June 30, 2 003 
was $7,511.53. Funds appropriated for the fiscal year 2004 total $15,000.00. 
The amount expended during the first six months of 2004 was $802.51 leaving a 
balance of $14,197.49 for the remainder of the fiscal year. 

Additional benefits expended by the Veterans' Affairs Administration directly 
to the veteran population in Wilmington was $3,215,000.00 for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 2 003. This represents the amount of tax dollars not required 
to be expended for those who, because of the circumstances, find it necessary 
to apply for aid. 




The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road 
in Room 5 and the Public Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer of 
the Town Hall. The Board of Health consists of three members appointed by the 
Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving on the Board in year 
2003 were Elizabeth (Libby) Sabounjian, James Ficociello, D.D.S. and Jane 
Williams -Vale , M.D. The Director of Public Health is Gregory Erickson, R.S., 
C.H.O. The Health Inspector is Shelly DelGenio, C.E.H.T., the Public Health 
Nurse is Ann FitzGerald, R.N. and the Animal Inspector is Ellen Davis. The 
secretarial staff consists of Linda Reed, Toni LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello. 
Joan Goulet, Senior Clerk, retired in 2003 after 18 years of dedicated service 
to the Town of Wilmington. 

The administrative duties of the office includes issuing permits, reviewing 
plans for subdivisions, septic systems and other development proposals, 
issuing enforcement orders, issuing citations, holding hearings and keeping 
records, attending meetings, operatior* of the Board of Health website, and 
other regular administrative duties. The Board of Health meetings were 
generally held twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 
and usually at 6:00 p.m. Records of all meetings and other documents are kept 
at the Office of the Board of Health. 

Environmental field activities of the Director and the Inspector included 
inspection of restaurants, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial 
buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of July activities, 
caterers and other temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil 
evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal system inspections, nuisance complaint 
investigations, hazardous waste investigations, housing inspections, lead 
paint determinations, smoking and tobacco law enforcement, lake water quality 
sampling, Canada geese control, beaver control and other miscellaneous 
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The Board of Health hosted the Department of Environmental Protection annual 
seminar, which was held at the Wilmington High School and sponsored by the 
Massachusetts Health Officers Association. 

The Title 5 Septic System Betterment Loan Program, which began in 1999 and 
continued every year thereafter, received funding again in 2003. The Board of 
Health was able to give financial assistance with the repair and upgrade of 
three septic systems. Loans were made to the homeowners, which are to be 
repaid to the town through the betterment process. This was made possible by 
a grant program directed by DEP and the Massachusetts Environmental Trust and 
will continue into 2004. 

The Board of Health Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations 
throughout the year and there has been a significant improvement in the 
condition of our school grounds and playing fields. 

In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental 
mercury, a program of collecting mercury for recycling was begun at the end of 
2000 and continued through 2003. Anyone bringing mercury containing fever 
thermometer to the Board of Health may exchange it for a digital thermometer 
at no charge . 

The Board of Health promulgated a health regulation adding arsenic to the list 
of contaminants required for testing in private wells. This must be done 
before initial use, or upon transfer of the property. 

The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 5, 2003 at the 
Public Buildings Department (formerly the Fire Department Building) on Church 
Street. A total of 235 animals (dogs and cats) were inoculated with rabies 
vaccine . 

The Public Health Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, R.N., had the assistance of Mrs. 
Susan Rowe , R.N., who is completing a Public Health practicum for completion 
of Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. They collaborated with Terri 
Marciello,- Director of Elderly Services, on the following programs: a sixteen 
week Diabetes Awareness Education Workshop and the Senior Health Fair 
September 24, 2003, which included diabetes education, nutrition, and 
screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and bone density 
screenings for osteoporosis. In addition, an Employee Health Fair was held on 
May 14, 2003, with the assistance of the School Health Services Director, Mrs. 
Doreen Crowe, R.N. A Dermascan machine with a registered nurse interpreter 
was on hand, and Mrs. Joanna Fisher, R.N., offered skin cancer information. 
Additional screenings were provided for blood pressure and cholesterol . A 
bone density screening was provided courtesy of Winchester Hospital Community 
Health Institute. On November 20, 2003 Wilmington Public Schools conducted a 
third grade level Health and Activity Awareness Fair, coordinated by Laura 
Stinson, P.E., Mrs. Doreen Crowe, R.N., Mrs. Anne Quinn, Mrs. Rita King, R.N., 
Mrs. Pamela Cote, R.D. and John Sullivan, M.D. 

The adolescent Hepatitis-B immunization initiative continues in the Middle 
School. There were 40 doses administered during the year 2003. All childhood 
immunizations totaled 77 and were given in the nurse's office. There were 
five influenza and pneumonia clinics offered in 2003 with 888 doses of flu 
vaccine administered. A total of 25 pneumonia injections were given. 
Medicare B reimbursement for flu vaccine administered to the elderly was 
$1,707.00. Mantoux skin testing for tuberculosis totaled 76 tests 
administered. 

An increase in number of cases of Hepatitis-C, a blood borne viral infection 
which may remain dormant for years, may be infectious, and has limited 
treatment options has been reported 2003. Four confirmed cases of Pertussis 
or Whooping Cough were reported in 2003. 

The Public Health Nurse and the Board of Health Director are also part of the 
Health Alert Network in case of bio- terrorism attack or outbreak of disease 
and have attended Smallpox Preparedness Response workshops and terrorism 
training. The Public Health Nurse has completed Red Cross Disaster Nursing 
course . 



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The Public Health Nurse continues involvement in the Department of Public 
Health Community Health Network (CHNA-15), which is a group of towns that work 
together on youth related issues such as overweight and lack of physical 
activity. Wilmington Public Schools received a $7,000 grant from Lahey Clinic 
Community Benefit Initiative for a program "Food, Mood and Sex," presented in 
three workshops by Dr. Pamela Cantor, Psychologist, Harvard Medical School. A 
team from CHNA-15 received a grant to attend MASSFORUMS Healthy Communities, 
nine workshops on helping community leaders develop skills and apply those 
skills locally. 

The Director served as a member of the Board of Registration of Sanitarians 
for the Commonwealth and continued as a member of the Executive Board ex- 
officio for the Massachusetts Health Officers Association. 

A. Communicable Disease Control: 



1. Immunizations administered 59 
Office-Flu vaccinations administered 42 
Home-Flu vaccinations administered 37 
Clinic-Flu vaccinations administered 888 
Pneumovax administered 2 5 
Hepatitis B vaccinations administered 58 
Flu vaccine doses distributed 730 
Fees Collected (Medicare B) $1,707 

2 . Communicable Diseases Reported 68 
Home Visits 

3. Tuberculosis Cases 

Office Visits 74 

Home Visits 2 

B . Public Health Nursing : 

1. Premature births/Newborn Report 

2. Morbidity-V.N. A. Calls/Office Visits 8 

3. General Health Supervision/Home Visits 118 
Office Visits (injections, weights) 190 
Telephone/Health Conference Calls 385 

4. Hypertension Screening-Office Visits 260 

5. Diabetic Screening-Office Visits 9 

6. Bone Density Screening 33 
Diabetes Series 70 
Blood Pressure 103 
Cholesterol 33 

7. Senior Counseling/Drop- In Center 

Number of Sessions 39 

H'v/pertension Screenings 514 

Diabetic Screenings 90 

General Health (injections) & Counseling 124 

Deming Way - Hypertension Screenings 23 

8. Blood Lead Testing 

9. Blood Analyzer Testing Clients 7 
Total number of tests 21 
Fees Collected $80 

10. Meetings 96 

11. Vaccine Distribution 54 

12. TOTAL FEES COLLECTED ' $1,7 87 



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C . Environmental Health: 

1. Transport/Haulers $ 7,000 
Stables 780 
Miscellaneous permits 2,575 
Percolation testing 5,700 
Sewage system permits 14,700 
Food establishment permits 12,990 
Installers permits 5,400 
Sub-Division reviews 500 
Massage Therapy/ Funeral Directors 1,150 
Copies 37 
Court witness fees 11 

Nurse's total fees collected $1,787 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $52,63 

2. Meetings Attended 75 

3. Disposal Works Construction Inspections 352 

4. Number of Septic Plans Reviewed/NEW 45 

5. Number of Septic Plans Reviewed/REPAIRS 127 

6. Food Establishment Inspections 

Food Service 62 

Retail Food 10 

Residential Kitchen 9 

Mobile Food 2 

7. Food Establishment Re- Inspections 

Food Service 15 

Retail Food 5 
Residential Kitchen 
Mobile Food 

8. Nuisance Complaint Inspections 51 

9. Nuisance Complaint Re-Inspections 46 

10. Housing Inspections 10 

11. Housing Re-Inspections 5 

12. Percolation Tests 182 

13 . Court Appearances 

14. Hazardous Waste Investigations 3 

15. Camp Inspections 

16. Miscellaneous Inspections 68 

17. Lead Inspections 

18. Tobacco Control Program Inspections 63 

19. Title 5 Inspection Reports Received 175 



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Cable T.V. Advisory Committee 

Comcast, the largest cable company in the country, continues to provide cable 
service to Wilmington residents. 

Participation in the town's annual cable performance evaluation survey was 
down slightly in 2003 from the previous year. Seven hundred forty surveys 
were returned compared with 823 surveys in 2002. Satisfaction with the 
overall quality of service continues to fall. In 2002, for the first time 
since the survey was conducted subscribers' satisfaction levels dropped 
dramatically from the previous year. In 2001, 69.52% of the 840 customers who 
returned surveys were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the overall 
quality of cable service compared with only 49.69% of the 823 respondents in 
2002. In 2003, only 10.68% of the 740 subscribers returning surveys stated 
that they were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the overall 
quality of cable service. 

The current ten-year license with Comcast expires in March of 2007. The Board 
of Selectmen is the entity vested with the authority to renew the cable 
license. The town expects to receive an application for license renewal from 
Comcast in 2004. With Comcast's renewal application, the town will commence a 
process known as ascertainment in which the Cable T.V. Advisory Task Force 
will solicit comments about the quality of cable service provided by Comcast. 
Wilmington residents will be asked to describe their experience in dealing 
with Comcast. The town will develop a request for proposal (RFP) that 
outlines the terms and conditions that should be in the next license. 

Comcast will provide a response to the RFP, which will lead to negotiations 
between the two parties over the final terms and conditions of a new license. 
Federal law prohibits the town from negotiating over cable fees and the types 
of programs offered by the cable company. Once the two sides reach tentative 
agreement on a new license the Board of Selectmen will be asked to approve the 
license renewal. 




The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and Measures 
for the Town of Wilmington: 

Type of Device Number Sealed 



Gas Meters 




134 


Small Capacity Scales 




77 


Scales from 30-300 lbs. 




6 


Truck Scales 




7 


Oil Truck Meters 




2 


Pharmacy Weights 




40 


Sign Inspections 




27 


Oil Truck Meters 




27 


Consumer Complaints Received and 


Acted on 


2 


Octane Level Testing of Gas with 


State 


1 


Collected 




$ 1,707 



The Sealer of Weights and Measures maintains state certification by remaining 
current in the field. Oil delivery stops have become a primary focus during 
the heating season. The Sealer insures fairness in the marketplace by testing 
all devices on a regular basis. 



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EDUCATION 




The Wilmington Public Schools continues its commitment to the mission of 
providing a student-centered education which fosters critical inquiry- 
enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respect of self and 
others, capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology. The 
district continues to strive to implement its strategic plan to achieve this 
mission with the following areas of emphasis: student behavior management, 
technology, professional development, standards -based curriculum system, 
communication with community, adequate funding, adequate facilities and 
ins.tructional materials, and family partnerships. 

The district continues to focus on learner performance from kindergarten 
through 12th grade, as articulated in the Strategic Plan. Our energies are 
focused on preparing our students to be: 



• Effective communicators who receive, interpret, and convey knowledge 
and ideas clearly and purposefully in a variety of modes. 

• Innovative and creative problem solvers who use inductive and deductive 
reasoning to address current and emerging issues, organize and analyze 
information, and pursue promising solutions with flexibility. 

• Self -directed learners who understand themselves and their intrinsic 
worth; make informed choices concerning their cognitive, physical, and 
emotional well being; and monitor and accept responsibility for their 
continuous learning. 

• Collaborative workers who use interpersonal and leadership skills to 
work effectively with peers and groups to accomplish common goals. 

• Responsible and informed citizens who contribute actively to the good 
of their local and global environments. 

• Cultured individuals who understand, appreciate and respond to the 
aesthetics of the arts, literature and the natural world. 



The district continues to see improvement in student achievement. As part of 
Education Reform, the Department of Education issues a School and District 
Accountability System School Performance Rating Report every two years based 
on MCAS and other indicators. In fall 2003, the Mid-Cycle AYP Report 
(Adequate Yearly Progress) indicated that the district had made adequate 
progress towards the federal expectation that every student would become 
proficient in mathematics and reading by 2014. Specific findings include the 
following : 



• Wilmington High School and Wilmington Middle School met their AYP 
determination for both subjects, the aggregate population, and all 
subgroups . 

• The North Intermediate met its target for the aggregate population in 
English and Mathematics; subgroup results were not reported because 
each cohort was less than 20. 

• While the West Intermediate met its target for the aggregate population 
in English and Mathematics, it did not make AYP in either subject for 
special education students. 

• The Shawsheen School met its target for Reading; no subgroups greater 
than 2 were reported. 

• The Woburn Street School met its target for the aggregate population in 
Reading; it did not make AYP for special education students. 



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On the 2003 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) , 86% of the 
10th grade students successfully met the Competency Determination; that is, 
they passed both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics exams. The 
performance of 10th grade students improved from 2002 with higher percentages 
of students scoring at Advanced in English Language Arts (19%) . The combined 
percentage of students scoring at the Advanced (26%) and Proficient (38%) 
levels in Mathematics increased considerably (from 52% to 64%) with the most 
dramatic change at the Advanced level (from 17% to 26%) . Of the graduating 
class of 2003, the first class to have to pass both the Mathematics and 
English Language Arts MCAS in order to graduate, all but two of approximately 
one hundred ninety-seven seniors met this requirement. 

Curriculum work has continued at all levels. A K-12 core curriculum has been 
articulated for all major subject areas. These outcomes are on display in 
all schools and elementary and middle school students and their families 
received brochures defining the curriculum at the beginning of the 2003-2004 
school year. Based on the Connections Professional Development Program, 
teachers have continued their effort to align their content, assessments, and 
instruction with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Learning Standards. 
All students have the opportunity to practice for the MCAS long composition 
and to receive feedback on their work. 

A major curriculum improvement has been the implementation of the 
Trailblazers Mathematics Program at grades K-5. Extensive professional 
development continues to be provided to teachers to support their teaching of 
this standards -based mathematics curriculum. The system is now looking at 
new mathematics programs for the middle school to continue this curriculum 
initiative . 

Technology continues to be a major emphasis. The availability of state-of- 
the-art technology at the new middle school has allowed the district to focus 
at other levels. All elementary classroom teachers have a high speed 
Internet connected computer in their classes. The two primary schools are 
using their 16-station computer labs to implement the SuccessMaker program. 
Computers were also provided at the high school to increase teachers' access 
to this valuable tool. Teachers have had high quality professional 
development provided to them by the Technology Coordinator and other teacher 
leaders in the district. 

The Wilmington Public Schools takes its mission most seriously and will 
pursue its commitment to excellence in all aspects of its educational 
program. Our goal is to be client oriented, with our primary clients being 
students and their families and the community as a whole. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 

Again this year the English Department was the recipient of a mini -grant from 
the Wilmington School/Business Partnership. Funds were appropriated for a 
performance of "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Brandeis University/New Rep on 
Tour. Last year 450 juniors and seniors saw a professional production of 
"The Crucible" in our high school auditorium during the school day. This 
theater company worked with our students in our Theater Arts program in 
presenting the production and then answered questions from the audience about 
the play and their lives as actors. Support from the partnership has been 
instrumental in bringing live theater to Wilmington. 



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The English 
Department 
continues to 
better prepare 
students for the 
10th grade MCAS 
exams . 

Activities and 
programs include 
MCAS Language 
Arts Workshop for 
10th grade 
students who 
would benefit 
from additional 
classroom 
instruction and a 
proactive long 
composition given 
to all 10th and 
9th grade 
students during 

the mid-year exam period. Summer reading programs, assigned outside reading 
during the school year, class activities and numerous writing assignments are 
experiences that make our students better prepared for the MCAS, as well as 
other standardized testing such as the new S.A.T. exams. 

Students in English classes are also encouraged to participate in local and 
national poetry and writing contests. Several students submitted work for 
publication, and one of our students, Kristen Breslin, had a letter published 
in The Boston Globe. Also, many students are participating in activities and 
book discussion groups for the novel Empire Falls for the Wilmington Reads 
program in conjunction with the town library. 

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 

The Science Department held its annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 27th 
in the high school library. Volunteers from several local industries 
including NeoResins, Polymer Technologies, Textron, Analog Devices, Reading 
Municipal Light Department, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection, Sanmina and Boston Communication Group served as judges. The 
judges investigated the student projects for several hours - reading reports, 
studying student displays, listening to presentations, and asking questions 
in an effort to determine award winners. The event was open for public 
viewing that evening from 5:30 to 7:30 and culminated with the announcement 
of award winners and presentation of awards. First place went to junior 
Steven lorio with sophomores Amanda Miles and Stephanie Parker taking second 
and third place awards, respectively. Full sponsorship for the 2003 Science 
Fair was generously provided by Mr. William T. Fejes and Wilmington-based 
Danaher Motion Controls/Pacific Scientific. Biology instructor Teri Burke 
accompanied fifteen junior girls to the Pathways 2003 event at Boston 
University at the end of April. The one-day program strives to promote 
career options for women in science, engineering, and mathematics. 

Top undergraduate awards presented at the end of the year honored Todd Chen. 
Todd earned both the Rensselaer Medal for highest combined science and 
mathematics achievement for three years - a $40,000 scholarship to Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute as well as the Bausch & Lomb Award for highest academic 
achievement in science - a $24,000 scholarship to the University of 
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Aquaculture at the high school took on a new challenge for 2003 . Students 
raised between 400-500 large-mouth bass in a four hundred gallon fish farm in 
preparation for a spring release of the fish in a cranberry bog on Cape Cod. 
The goal was to triple the size of the fish from 50cm to 150cm (approximately 
2 inches to 6 inches) to increase their chances of survival upon release. 
The WHS Aquaculture class was selected to participate in the bass effort as a 
result of its strong partnership with Salem State College and the Cat Cove 
Aquaculture Lab. The Lab serves as the Northeast Massachusetts Aquaculture 
Center (NEMAC) , which in turn partners with the Southeast Massachusetts 
Aquaculture Center (SEMAC) where the bass study originated. The release took 
place on May 15 with the students, accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Scott 
Ferguson, traveling to the Cape to assist in the process. 

In June the Science Department was awarded a $7,000 competitive grant by the 
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. The purpose of the grant was to provide 
laboratory equipment to support the biotechnology and biology programs at the 
high school. Wilmington was one of only thirteen schools to win the award 
for 2003. The grant was written and submitted by Curriculum Team Leader 
James Megyesy in response to biotechnology and biology lab needs identified 
by biology teacher Dawn Martell. 

In July, Science Curriculum Team Leader Jim Megyesy, and science teachers 
Michelle Hooper and John Wood were selected to participate in a two-week 
professional development program called the Tufts Engineering Mentors 
Institute (TEMI) workshop as part of the Pre-College Engineering for Teachers 
(PCET) Program. This workshop explored ways of integrating engineering 
design into science, math, technology, and engineering classrooms in grades 
9-12. The participants in this summer's PCET Program included 22 teachers 
from 9 different schools across Massachusetts. This group of teachers will 
become mentors to other high school teachers in PCET workshops for other high 
school teachers in the summer of 2004. 

Ms. Nancy Bissonnette and Mr. Michael Demers were hired over the summer to 
fill vacancies in biology and chemistry respectively. 

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 

The Mathematics Department at Wilmington High School is comprised of 10 
teachers, 6 of whom are veterans, each with more than 25 years of experience. 
The newest member of our department is a WHS graduate of the Class of 1995 
and a former student of several of our veteran staff. 

The courses offered in the Mathematics Department range from Algebra 1 
through AP Calculus. A large percentage of WHS students complete four years 
of Mathematics. Some will complete a four-year program with Algebra 2, some 
with Analysis or Advanced Math Topics, and some with either Honors or AP 
Calculus. We also offer elective courses in Programming, Trigonometry, and 
Probability and Statistics. 

The Mathematics and English Departments also offer an SAT Review Program two 
times during the school year. This program is designed to prepare students 
for the November and May SAT testing. Courses are offered in the early 
evenings during the week and on Saturday mornings . 

Math League is again a popular activity for college bound students who have 
an interest in the mathematics field. Wilmington High School is a member of 
the New England Mathematics League and holds monthly contests, which include 
a variety of challenging problems. Approximately 80 students are presently 
enrolled. Students may choose to participate at any time during the school 
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We continue to improve in our standardized testing. MCAS results were very 
positive this year with our tenth graders showing a significant gain of 10 
percentage points in the Advanced category. We continue to offer a "Math 
Workshop" course to our tenth graders as a preparation for the May exams. 
This course is designed to reinforce skills and to develop test-taking 
strategies. We have also offered several programs during the first several 
months of school to help students to prepare for the November Retest . 

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 

The Social Studies Department is in the midst of a major transition 
necessitated by the State's adoption of the new and hopefully final revision 
of the Social Science Curriculum Framework. Under the new revised system, 
which will base the 10th grade Social Science MCAS on U.S. History, World 
History I will become a part of the 8th grade curriculum and will be taught 
at the Middle School beginning in the fall of 2004. When the transition is 
complete. United States History will be taught at the High School during both 
9th and 10th grades. This change will occur beginning with the fall semester 
of 2005. At this point World History II, presently taught in grade 10, will 
be moved to grade 11. We feel that this shift in curriculum alignment will 
afford our students the best opportunity to excel in the Social Science MCAS 
when it becomes a requirement for graduation. 

The department is engaged in four major activities during this school year. 
These include: the Academic Decathlon competition; the Mock Trial program; 
Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference; and the National History Day 
competition . 

The Wilmington Academic Decathlon team competes with teams of students from 
high schools across the state in a series of ten academic events . Students 
are given awards based both on individual and team achievements . A unique 
aspect of the program is that each nine-member team must consist of three 
students each with "A", "B" , and "C" grade point averages. Students may be 
in any grade and an unlimited number of alternates may also compete. Among 
the top scorers were Julia MacDougal, Laura Crawford (taking the bronze medal 
in Art and the silver medal in Music) and Arielle Cimeno (taking the silver 
medal in Literature) . 

Mock Trial is a statewide competition in which students are competing against 
their peers from other schools in the Massachusetts Bar Institute annual Mock 
Trial Program. This program is sponsored by the Boston Law Firm of Brown, 
Rudnick, Freed, & Gesmer. Students from the High School are being coached by 
Mr. Staff ier and assisted by Attorney Stephen Peterson. The 2004 Mock Trial 
Program has attracted 110 high school teams from all regions of the 
Commonwealth. The goal of the program is to further an understanding of the 
law, court procedures and our legal system while helping students to sharpen 
their analytical, listening and speaking skills. It also seeks to promote 
better communication and cooperation between the school community and the 
legal profession. 

The Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference is a program where members of 
the Honors level U.S. History classes submit original 15 page research papers 
on one of a variety of subjects from a list prepared by the Phi Alpha Theta 
Committee. The conference is held annually at Framingham State College. 
Last year Wilmington, for the first time in many years, was unable to 
participate due to a conflict with our mid-year exams. Ms. Russell and Mr. 
Carr are taking a large contingent from Wilmington this year and hope to 
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National History Day is a program that is broken into several segments. The 
first is the regional competition that is being held in Chelmsford. Last year 
Wilmington hosted the event. If the students are in the top two of the 
category, they will proceed to the statewide competition to be held later in 
the spring. Students can participate in a number of categories including 
essays, exhibits, documentaries, and performances. Participants in this 
prestigious contest are from Mrs. Goldman's AP World History class and Mr. 
Cripps's AP United States History class. This program gives the students a 
variety of avenues to display their talents. 

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY 

Recent economic data, led by increased corporate earnings, worker 
productivity and decreases in unemployment, has pointed to a promising 
economic outlook for 2004. However, questions about corporate technology 
spending and international uncertainty have clouded this view. The 
Wilmington High School Business Technology Department maintains an on-going 
review of economic activity and business trends to ensure that the curriculum 
and programs are structured in a manner that will most effectively prepare 
students to meet the demands of today's business world. As businesses need 
to adapt to changes in their market we are constantly evolving our curriculum 
to stay current with business developments. With this in mind, the following 
courses are being updated on a regular basis. 

Computer Research course continues to place a major emphasis on the Internet 
and Electronic Databases. Business Technology, Social Studies, English and 
the Media Center have combined their efforts and expertise in order for 
students to prepare a Social Studies research paper using the MLA concept. 
This is a graduation requirement for sophomore students. Computer Technology 
is a freshman requirement that exposes students to a wide range of computer 
hardware and software and teaches students to use different technologies to 
solve business problems. Students enrolled in the Computer Applications 
course are working with the advanced functions of Microsoft Excel and Access. 
Students will gain the skills necessary to do complex financial analysis and 
database design. Desktop/Web Publishing offers instruction with Microsoft 
FrontPage and Microsoft Publisher. Students learn not only the applications 
but also best practices in development, design and execution of marketing 
communication programs. The Accounting program is an introduction to 
fundamental accounting and financial concepts, including the balance sheet, 
income statement and cash flow. Students utilize QuickBooks Pro software and 
other financial software integrated with their textbook to solve accounting 
issues. Marketing/Management teaches students the most current marketing 
concepts and management strategies. Students apply this knowledge to real 
life case studies to develop effective business strategies. This class 
incorporates a Junior Achievement program as an integral part of its 
curriculum. 

Students enrolled in the Marketing/Management course have the option of 
joining DECA. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) gives students 
an opportunity to compete in oral and written competition in series and team 
events. The program enhances students' knowledge of marketing, management, 
and entrepreneurship . Students compete with other communities in categories 
such as advertising, marketing, retail merchandising, food marketing, 
restaurant management, finance and credit. These competitions take place at 
district and state conferences during the course of the school year. Each 
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The Business Technology Department is pleased to report that many of our 
students are entering college with majors in Accounting, Marketing, 
International Business and the Computer Field. The department is confident 
that with our current programs and on-going review and diligence, our 
students will be prepared to meet the technology challenges of the 21st 
century . 

The Foreign Language Department welcomed two new teachers for the 2003-2004 
school year, Mrs. Nicole Knight and Mrs. Laurie Ann Smith. Mrs. Knight, a 
native of France who lived for many years in England and Australia, received 
her certification and a graduate degree from Simmons College. Mrs. Smith, an 
experienced Spanish teacher with a Master's degree from Northeastern 
University, has a part-time schedule and is teaching two second year Spanish 
classes. We are also pleased that our Exchange teacher from Spain, Ms. Ana 
Tarecido, has returned for her third year. Ms. Tarecido is also the Advisor 
to the Foreign Language Club, one of the largest and most active in the 
school. This year, members of the club visited the International Festival at 
the Bayside Expo in Boston and prepared French, Spanish and Mexican specialty 
dishes. Curriculum Team Leader, Mrs. Joyce Beckwith, attended the 
Massachusetts Foreign Language Association's Annual Conference in Sturbridge 
from October 30-November 1. Mrs. Beckwith, a member of the Board of 
Directors of this association since 1994, was honored at this conference by 
receiving the "Distinguished Service Award" for exceptional and meritorious 
service to the foreign language profession in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts . 

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 

"It was a very good year!" The students in grades K to 5 were enthusiastic 
and eager to add songs and dances to their repertoire and when it came to 
interdisciplinary activities, their creativity was outstanding. In addition 
to the many and varied experiences in the classroom, students wishing to do 
so, began study of a musical instrument-, a course that many would continue to 
pursue throughout their school years and beyond. 

The Middle School music program, while expanding upon those learnings and 
skills of grades K-5, introduced keyboard and guitar training, activities 
that are indeed enjoyed by all. Perhaps the spectacular event of the year at 
this level was "Annie," a production that was an immediate success and the 
talk of the town — it was wonderful. 



The offerings at 
the High School 
level are band, 
chorus, string 
orchestra, and 
theatre and in 
the fall, a new 
select a cappella 
group was formed 
that would meet 
after school . 
All performances 
have been well 
received . 




Wilmington High School Band. 



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During 2003 many of our organizations at the middle and high school levels 
attended festivals and workshops that were enjoyable and educational. The 
Middle School strings once again performed at Lake George while their 
counterparts in High School traveled to Quebec later in the spring. The High 
School Band performed at all civic events and was joined by the Elementary 
School Band at the Memorial Day Parade. The Wilmington High School Band also 
marched in Woburn and took part in the Columbus Day Parade and Christmas 
Parade in Boston. 

We are currently looking forward to exciting events that will take place in 
2004 and for which the groundwork has been set. Auditions are completed and 
the cast has been named for the high school production of "You're A Good Man 
Charlie Brown." Further, the Wilmington High School Marching Band was 
honored to receive, and be able to accept, an invitation to participate in 
the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington. 

Once again we can say, the Performing Arts are alive and well in Wilmington 
and for that we thank our students and teachers system wide, parents and a 
most supportive administration. 

VISUAL ARTS 

This has been another successful year for the Visual Arts Department. We 
continue to offer art from the Kindergarten level through Grade 12 . 
The curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Frameworks and therefore 
includes historical references, critical thinking and an exposure to a 
variety of materials and tools. It is important for the staff to have 
knowledge and skills develop in our students as they progress through the 
Wilmington Schools. 

Field trips were once again an important part of the high school learning 
experience. In March, the art students visited the Norman Rockwell Museum, 
the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Clark Institute. The Three- 
Dimensional and Portfolio classes also visited the Decordova Museum and 
Sculpture Park in the fall. Advanced Photography students once again visited 
the firehouse and met with the firemen to take portraits of them and the 
equipment . 

The high school graphic design program expanded its curriculum offerings this 
year with a Digital video class. Through the acquisition of grant money and 
Miss Fidler's expertise we have been able to provide more opportunities in 
the visual arts and keep up to date with the latest technology. 

West Intermediate student Philip Lentini, was a first place winner in the 
Reading Municipal Light Department t-shirt contest. Third place winner was 
another West Intermediate student, Elise Musicant. The school received a 
$200 art gift certificate. 

The Visual Arts remain an important component of the district's overall 
education plan. Last years seniors continued their art education at 
Massachusetts College of Art, the Art Institute of Boston studying painting, 
fashion design and photography as examples of alumni choices. Elementary 
students having art weekly are provided a strong foundation as they enter the 
intermediate and middle school levels. They are well prepared for the 
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WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 



The Wilmington Middle School continues to explore and provide a variety of 
educational programs and opportunities that will support academic 
achievement. This past year, a new Social Studies text was selected and 
implemented for the sixth grade. This curriculum change was due to the 
revision of the History and Social Science Frameworks set forth by the 
Department of Education. These frameworks will also require additional 
adjustments at other grade levels that will be addressed throughout the 
school year. Our sixth grade program is also piloting a new math series in 
several of the classes. Staff and administration will determine if this 
mathematics program is the best selection of study for our students. 

An integral part of academic achievement at the middle school level is 
monitoring student attendance. Our school participates in the START program 
(Student Truancy & Attendance Review Team) , sponsored by the District 
Attorney's office and several other social service agencies. The goal of 
START is to provide an early, multi -disciplinary response to youth who are 
exhibiting poor attendance, whether through tardiness or absenteeism. START 
is designed to respond to a child and their family needs by providing them 
with information and access to various resources and agencies. An action 
plan is developed and monitored by the team. This proactive intervention 
prevents families from formal involvement with the court system and/or social 
services. The program has been extremely successful in getting students back 
on track and focusing on their academic responsibilities. 

Another factor that is supporting academic achievement is the expansion of 
several after school clubs and activities. The Homework Club provides an 
opportunity for students to work together on homework assignments, receive 
tutorial support, or access the computers in the library for research and 
pro j ect -based lessons. The Future Science and Engineers of America Club has 
expanded. Engineers from Analog Devices in Wilmington frequently join in the 
fun as students create prototypes of cars, windmills, and bridges. The 
engineers also visit our technology education classes throughout the year to 
share their expertise and explain the real life applications of science and 
technology. Our Video Explorers Club, in conjunction with WCTV, produced a 
"Message to the Troops" video that was mailed to our service men and women 
from Wilmington that were serving in Iraq. The students received several 
letters from soldiers who found the video inspirational as well as comforting 
to know that Wilmington supports the efforts of our troops in the Middle 
East . 

In order to improve our school community environment, the staff members at 
the Middle School have spent several months reviewing various anti -bullying 
and harassment curriculum materials and activities that will be integrated 
within the school. Our goal is to create a positive school climate that is 
safe and secure for all by teaching students strategies to avoid 
victimization and to help others. 

Thanks to the spirit of volunteerism in thirteen adults working and living in 
Wilmington, the Mentor Adventure program is beginning its second year. The 
goal of this program is to provide positive role models from our community to 
work with our young adolescents. Volunteers and students are matched 
together for educational tutoring, projects, recreational activities and 
career advice. The Mentor Adventure program is sponsored by the Wilmington 
School Business Partnership and has received some support from the Rotary 
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NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



North Intermediate School 
houses 354 children in 
grades four and five. Our 
students enjoy the 
challenge of a hands-on 
developmental ly appropriate 
curriculum, and an exciting 
learning environment that 
develops self-esteem, 
personal and social 
management skills and 
critical and creative 
thinking skills. At North 
Intermediate School, we are 
fortunate to have a 
dedicated and conscientious 
teaching sta'ff and very 
active parent organization 
who work together to meet 
students' needs and work 
collaboratively with one 
another to provide 
activities and events that 
appeal to all students. A 
model setting for children 
to share and learn 
together, North 

Intermediate School is committed to the district's philosophy of inclusion, 
where special education staff, regular education teachers, and subject area 
specialists work together to provide a framework of success for all our 
students . 

This was another successful year for the PAC under the able direction of co- 
chairs Holly Ippolito and Maria Bishop. The enrichment committee, led for 
the final year by Ellen Kline, arranged for four PAC-sponsored assemblies 
featuring Techsploration; author/photographer/adventurer Jan Reynolds;, 
musician Brian Gille; and alpinist/photographer/author/naturalist Rob Taylor. 
Our Dads' Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
at the school library and is now in the process of planning field day with 
physical education teacher, Kathy Quigley. This year's School Advisory 
Council (SAC) is meeting in conjunction with the council from the West 
Intermediate School. Two parents, Melissa Nobile and Roberta DiRupo, have 
volunteered to work on this committee, which advises the principal on 
educational goals and needs, the annual school building budget, and 
recommended improvements. For parents who prefer a more informal setting, 
Coffee Hour with the Principal is provided four times a year with an open 
agenda. There are many opportunities for parent involvement at North 
Intermediate School . 

We are fortunate to have an army of parent volunteers. They participate in 
many areas, including the classrooms, library, computer room, field trips, 
Ski Club, Destination Imagination, emergency phone tree, copy room, book 
fairs, fifth grade farewell celebration and field day. 

Our teachers continue to pursue a variety of professional development 
opportunities. In addition to taking graduate level course work and 
attending conferences that focus on strategies and techniques for enhancing 




North Intermediate School collects food for the Wilmington 
Food Pantry. From left to right: Mr. Robert DiPalma, Food 
Pantry Representative; Melina Leon, Robert Cameron, 
Jennifer Fogg, Daiki Tsukamoto and 
Mr. Jack Fahey, NIS Guidance Counselor. 



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our curriculum and improving instruction for all students, they have actively- 
participated in workshops sponsored by the district. To prepare youngsters 
for the possibilities and probabilities of a future we cannot even imagine, 
our teachers believe their charge is to trigger critical and creative 
patterns for thinking. By causing kids to THINK! QUESTION! DOUBT! WONDER! 
EXPLORE! ANALYZE! DEBATE! ADVOCATE! HYPOTHESIZE! IDEALIZE! and CREATE! they 
provide fertile ground for children to think about their thinking and learn 
about their learning. 

Character education is woven into our monthly school spirit assemblies in 
which a particular attribute is emphasized. At these assemblies and during 
classroom morning meetings, we incorporate activities and discussions around 
our "Attribute of the Month," which have included Respect, Responsibility, 
Thankfulness, Kindness/Courtesy, Self -Control , Tolerance/Acceptance, 
Perseverance/Diligence and Friendship. North Intermediate Happy Grams are 
awarded to our students on a daily basis, with children's names being 
announced over the intercom. These awards are written by the adults in the 
building and are given to individual children, classrooms or grade levels in 
recognition of something positive. 

We take pride in the accomplishments of our students and staff and convey 
this message by the ways in which we develop school atmosphere, maintain our 
school facility, establish high expectations for student achievement and 
present learning experiences. We are pleased to report that two mini -grant 
applications were accepted for funding through the Wilmington Education 
Foundation: The Reading Incentive Project written by reading teacher Jan 
Merlino and librarian Heather Peachey, and one submitted by Deb Stolar, our 
music teacher, which will provide the school with an oversized floor keyboard 
called Foot Notes. Every year the Reading Municipal Light Department 
sponsors an art contest based on electrical safety, which is a component of 
our fourth grade science program. Alex O'Reilly received a U.S. Savings Bond 
for her efforts. Other savings bonds were awarded to Megan MacCorkle and 
Mark Aruda for their essays on "What Veterans' Day Means to Me." Students 
and staff are also to be commended for their active interest in the community 
at large, as evidenced by their participation in Wilmington Food Pantry 
drives, Coats for Kids, New England Pediatric Care Center drive, used book 
drive, and Valentines for Veterans' program. 

WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The West Intermediate strives to have children develop a sense of belonging 
to their school . A sense of belonging in elementary school helps decrease 
incidents of risky behavior. The West staff prides itself on welcoming 
children into the school, greeting children by name and making each child 
feel valued as members of the school community. 

The West Intermediate School provides a small school environment, personal 
attention to detail, staff working together to improve the quality of 
instruction and the service to children. There is an art classroom 
specifically designed for the teaching of art education. The children have a 
very large music room. The room has the risers for presentations and an 
audio system that supports instruction. There is classroom space for 
specialists, instrumental education, conferencing and teacher workrooms and a 
computer room for large group instruction. 

Every classroom in the school is connected directly to the school systems 
Internet provider. Daily communication is carried out via email between the 
staff and the office. Plans are in place for adding additional computers to 
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instruction. The school has an active web page that provides daily and 
weekly information to parents and students. Many of the teachers post daily, 
weekly assignments on School Notes.com to assist students and parents in 
daily preparation of schoolwork. 




The students at the West 
Intermediate School have PRIDE 
in their school . The letters in 
the word PRIDE form an acronym, 
which stands for Pleasant, 
Respectful, Industrious, 
Dependable and Enthusiastic. 
Students who exhibit these 
qualities in school will be 
awarded WEST PRIDE cards by 
members of the teaching, 
secretarial, administrative, 
custodial and kitchen staff. 
Monthly assemblies will be held 
to bring students together to 
review the good deeds of the 
children for each month. Small 



West Intermediate Students display their prizes will be awarded to 

PRIDE Certificates. students to encourage students' 

participation in the program. 



During the December holiday season children from the West Intermediate School 
contributed to Wilmington's Fire Department Toys For Children In Need . A 
goal of the school is to encourage community service on the part of the 
children. We are encouraging our children to take an active interest in 
their community and to become involved. 

Our goal is to create a learning environment that welcomes children to 
school, provides for their safety and educates them to the best of their 
abilities . 



The Shawsheen School 
PAC continues to 
support grades one to 
five at both the 
Shawsheen and the West 
Schools. Enrichment 
programs, fundraisers 
and school support will 
continue to be a main 
function of the PAC. 

The West Intermediate 
School offers an 
extended day program 
for students both 
before school opens in 
the morning and again 
in the afternoon after 
school closes . 




Toys collected by the students at the West Intermediate School 
for distribution by Wilmington Fire Fighters. 



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SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 



The members of the Shawsheen Elementary School community, including students, 
staff, parents, and community people, continue to work as a team to help the 
primary school, serving grades one through three, to realize the educational 
goals set forth in the school improvement plan. Each team member plays a key 
role, forming a sound educational partnership, which addresses the academic, 
social, and behavioral growth of the student body through the daily rigors of 
the curriculum, providing programs to enhance the different content areas. 

The students arrive each day ready to be challenged in all of the academic 
areas. They strive to do their best daily so that they are able to reach 
their individual potentials. We continue to see them rise to the challenges, 
demonstrating a motivation and interest to learn. 

The staff members strive to design lessons to spark the learning interest of 
students, assisting them in making progress and achieving success. The 
staff's willingness to attend professional development training helps them to 
keep current in the field of education and to bring new and innovative ideas 
to their instructional practices. 

Parents remain involved and interested in helping to support their children's 
learning experiences. Their involvement at home and at school has benefited 
student learning. The willingness of the parents to assist in varied ways 
has demonstrated to their children how much value is placed on education. 

Community members volunteer their time to help the school in different ways. 
Some of them work in the library, some of them assist in the office, and some 
members serve on the School Advisory Council. Their contributions make a 
difference in the school community. 

The Shawsheen staff members have worked diligently this past year in 
reviewing our ' curriculum, which has resulted in several achievements. A 
Curriculum Overview Chart was designed by a team of educators from the whole 
system working collaboratively on this project. Outcomes for each grade were 
determined. This chart hangs proudly in the lobby of the school, providing 
parents with an overview of the benchmarks to be completed at each grade in 
every subject. In addition, brochures for each grade have been printed, 
showing the expected outcomes to be achieved by students in each content area 
when they have completed a grade. 

Staff members continue to make the best use of the Curriculum Improvement 
Times in attaining goals that once again improve instruction for students. 
Last year, as a result of a review of the science and social studies 
curriculum, we were able to purchase supplementary teaching materials and 
resources to enhance these content areas as well as to assist students in 
achieving the standards set forth in the curriculum frameworks in these 
areas . 

Literacy remains a top priority at the Shawsheen School . Teachers work 
throughout the year to help students improve their skills in reading and 
language arts. Daily reading and writing activities help students to 
strengthen their overall literacy skills. The work of the Cast-A-Spell 
program supports this learning as well. To celebrate literacy, the Shawsheen 
School continues to sponsor two main events. Family Reading Night, held in 
the winter, allows the students to demonstrate their oral reading skills to 
an audience as they bring a piece of literature to read to a group of parents 
and friends. In the spring, the annual Young Author's Night is a wonderful 
opportunity for students to display many of their creative pieces. The 
cafeteria and gym are decorated with writing samples completed by students 
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After studying about state government, Shawsheen Elementary School's third grade students 
toured the State House and met with Lieutenant Governor Healey, 
Representative Miceli and Senator Tarn 

We are fortunate to have many parents who help support our literacy goal as a 
result of their coordination of a Reading Incentive Program. Last year, 
students were challenged in the "A Million to One" Program to read a million 
minutes. We are pleased to report that the students exceeded this amount. 
As an incentive for their efforts, the staff members agreed to wear their 
pajamas to school one day. It was a sight to behold! This year students are 
"Reading Across America" with a final destination in Hawaii. The reaching of 
the goal could see staff members in Hawaiian regalia, including grass skirts. 
Whatever the result, the students are receiving the clear message from staff 
and parents of the value they place on reading. 

All staff members work towards meeting the individual needs of the students . 
This includes classroom teachers, special education personnel, reading staff 
members, and the unified arts teachers. In support of the No Child Left 
Behind legislation, our faculty provides a range of services to address the 
needs of students. This includes building based support teams, the 
development of Individual Educational Plans, Individual Student Success 
Plans, Emergency Care Plans, or Section 504 Plans, and participation in 
Reading Recovery. Our reading support staff members provide small group 
reading instruction through two reinforcement programs called "Early Success" 
and "Soar to Success." All of these programs are provided as evidence of our 
commitment to help each student maximize his/her learning potential. 

The Shawsheen School remains committed to helping students develop into 
responsible citizens. Many of our staff members practice the philosophy of 
Responsive Classroom. To help students build a sense of community within 
their classrooms and develop a better understanding of good values, teachers 
conduct daily morning meetings to reinforce these concepts. To support and 
reinforce the demonstration of community and good values, the "Note from 
School" program was developed this year at the Shawsheen School. Special 
certificates were printed and are presented to students during their lunch 
period when any staff member observes the student demonstrating an act that 
fosters community and good values . These cards go home with students to show 
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Parental involvement is crucial to our success. This past year there has 
been a marked increase in parent volunteers. Parents assist in a range of 
ways including volunteering in classrooms or in the computer lab, helping 
with school -wide tasks, providing enrichment programs, and running school 
spirit days to name a few. We have been pleased with the number of parents 
who come to share their careers or trips with the students. Parents and 
relatives willingly come to read to students as a "Mystery Reader" or 
participate in a special classroom event or activity. The active membership 
of the Parent and School Advisory Councils continue to make many beneficial 
contributions. No matter what parents do, they demonstrate their interest in 
supporting the school and their children's learning. 

Student learning and student growth and development remain the focus areas 
for all of the members of the Shawsheen School community. The teamwork at 
the school makes a marked difference in achieving these goals. As a result 
of this collaborative effort, the spirit remains high in our school, 
establishing an atmosphere where students are motivated and interested in 
learning. We have learned throughout the years that by working together, we 
can make a difference for the students! 

WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 

The Woburn Street School contains eight first-grade classrooms, seven second- 
grade classrooms, and eight third grade classrooms. In addition, it houses | 
one self-contained special needs class. It is one of two schools in \ 
Wilmington designated for grades one, two, and three. This year a second j 
grade classroom was eliminated due to a smaller student population at this ] 
level and the retirement of one second-grade teacher, Mrs. Miriam Gilbert. ) 
Staff changes at the Woburn Street School include the hiring of Mrs. Marylou j 
Lackett in first grade, the return of Mrs. Nan Murphy to third grade, and the | 
hiring of Ms. Erin McCarthy in third grade. Ms. McCarthy replaces Mrs. Beth i 
Matthews, who is on a one-year maternity leave. Mrs. Lisa Fuller was also * 
hired to teach the self-contained special needs classroom, replacing Mrs. 
Sandra Dumont who has become the head teacher at the Boutwell Early Childhood 
Center. Mrs. Sophia Bishop has been added to our staff to provide health 
instruction for our third grade students. 

Technology continues to be an area for improvement at the Woburn Street 
School. The SuccessMaker program has been fully implemented in grades one 
and two. Parent volunteers supervise this program under the direction of the 
assistant principal, Mr. Frank Ferriero and we hope to have budgetary 
requests approved to allow us to add eight computers for student use in the 
computer lab. Last year another set of Alpha Smart keyboards was added to 
the school and the use of these portable individual keyboards has been 
significantly increased since this addition was made. Plans have also been 
made to begin teaching keyboarding skills to third grade students. 

The Woburn Street School staff continues to work on the improvement of the 
curriculum, its alignment to the frameworks, and the use of data to identify 
areas in need of specific improvements. The MCAS test results for 2003 were 
analyzed in November and the information gathered from this analysis 
disseminated to all members of the staff. This information will assist us in 
determining areas of literacy that require additional emphasis. The 
Curriculum Improvement Times are being devoted to the mathematics curriculum 
this year, with staff development being provided for the Trail Blazers math 
program. We continue to use the Cast-A-Spell program for spelling 
instruction and assessments developed by the teachers for each grade level 
are now in use in all classrooms to assist us in evaluating student growth 
and performance, as well as the overall effectiveness of the program. We are 
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years but a committee is presently being formed to select a new program for 
reading instruction. The Lively Letters program is being used for phonemic 
awareness in first grade. This program was implemented last year and is 
currently being used in kindergarten and first grade throughout the system. 
The social studies and science curricula have been examined also and 
additional materials have been purchased to enhance both these areas and 
better align instruction to the frameworks. This year, for the first time, 
we also have learning outcomes available for each grade level and for each 
area of the curriculum. These are now posted in the lobby of the school, as 
well as being available in a brochure printed for each grade level. 

The Reading Incentive program for this year is entitled, Reading Is Cool. 
Once again, the children are busily engaged in reading at home to earn 
pencils, pencil tips, and bookmarks, all related to "cool" things like polar 
bears and ice cream cones, as well as earning a Baskin Robbins ice cream cone 
when they complete half the program and being eligible for drawings to win a 
stuffed polar bear or penguin twice during the year. In April, we will again 
be hosting our annual visiting children's author as part of the Reading 
Incentive Program. This year our visiting author will be Reeve Lindbergh, 
daughter of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, and author of many books for 
children. At the conclusion of the program in May, those children who have 
completed the requirements will be awarded an autographed copy of one of the 
books written by Reeve Lindbergh. The reading specialists at the Woburn 
Street School have worked hard to plan and implement this program and to make 
it exciting for the children. 

In late May the Woburn Street School hosted an exciting poetry program, 
planned and directed by two third grade teachers, Ms. Traci Benvenga and Ms. 
Maura Bradley. Ms. Bradley attended the Summer Poetry Institute at Boston 
University during the summer of 2002. This program was under the direction 
of former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky, and was based on 
his Favorite Poem Project. As a result, Ms. Bradley and Ms. Benvenga worked 
to bring the Favorite Poem Project to the Woburn Street School. This was an 
all day celebration of poetry with guest readers from all parts of 
Wilmington, including the Superintendent's office, the Police Department, the 
Fire Department, the Library, other schools, and the Town Manager's office. 
It was an exhilarating program that regenerated interest in poetry among 
students, parents, and staff members. We are hoping to repeat the Favorite 
Poem Project again this year. In addition, Ms. Bradley, Ms. Benvenga, and 
Mr. LaPointe are planning a professional development program in poetry for 
teachers which will be conducted this winter and spring and which will be 
affiliated with Boston University. This is exciting work and has been well 
received at the Woburn Street School. 

An area of serious focus this year has been the improvement of safety and 
security throughout the Wilmington Public Schools. Representatives from the 
Woburn Street School attended a safety workshop conducted for staff members 
from the district during the summer. This fall a safety committee was formed 
at the school which meets once a month. All volunteers at the school are now 
required to complete CORI forms and all staff members wear I.D. badges to 
identify themselves. Visitors and volunteers are also required to wear 
badges whenever they are in the building for any reason. A "grab and go" box 
has been created containing emergency information for all students and staff 
members, as well as a floor plan for the school and other information 
considered important during an emergency. Various fire and emergency drills 
have been conducted and staff members discuss procedures for possible 
situations that would require a predetermined plan. It is the goal of the 
Woburn Street School and the Wilmington Public Schools to anticipate any 
possible emergency situation and to develop a plan to ensure the safety of 
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The Woburn Street School continues to strive to create a positive climate for 
parents, students, and staff members. A website has been developed to 
disseminate information about the school and its programs, and a parent 
information center has been established in the foyer of the school. A Caught 
Being Good program has been established to reinforce positive student 
behavior and to reward students for conducting themselves appropriately. 
Positive playground behavior is also being reinforced, playground bags have 
been created for each classroom to provide students with appropriate 
equipment, the farther end of the grassy area is being used for recess during 
good weather, and a perennial garden has been planted in the front of the 
school. The Woburn Street School consciously works to make a welcoming and 
safe environment at the school. 

The Woburn Street School is continually grateful to the generous support of 
the PAC. Their fundraising activities generate considerable monies for 
programs and materials that benefit the school and enhance the curriculum. 
Throughout the year they have provided enrichment programs, purchased needed 
literacy and other materials, provided a digital camera and, most recently, a 
new welcome mat that can be seen in the lobby of the school . The Woburn 
Street School is grateful for their tireless work and their unending support. 
It is together with parents and teachers that we are able to create an 
atmosphere that encourages learning, strives to meet the needs of each child, 
and fosters the well-being and success of all students. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center houses four kindergarten classrooms, an 
integrated pre-school, a pre-school special education classroom and an 
Extended Day Kindergarten Classroom. We also provide before and after school 
care for our families. In addition, the Boutwell provides classroom space 
for the S.E.E.M. Collaborative. Two classrooms for the deaf and hard of 
hearing, at the pre-school and kindergarten level, continue to be a welcome 
addition to the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. The Global Child Program, a 
supplementary, fee based, foreign language program, is also offered to the 
students, during the school year. 

Our kindergarten and integrated pre-school programs are presently half-day 
programs. The children receive art, music and physical education classes. 
Children also attend library class, once per week, where they hear stories 
and are able to exchange books. Special Education support services, such as 
Speech and Language Therapy, Resource/Learning support, and Occupational and 
Physical Therapy, are also available for students needing such assistance. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center has experienced many renovations in the 
last few years. One of those was the mural in the cafeteria. In 2003, 
changes in the fire codes, placed definite restrictions on bulletin boards 
and displays. The Staff at the Boutwell saw this as a challenge. In keeping 
with the mural theme of Mother Goose, the staff spent many hours, before and 
after school, transforming each bulletin board. Thanks to their hard work, 
each bulletin board is a page out of Mother Goose. The art work is 
outstanding, and this energetic and professional staff, have created a warm 
and inviting environment for our students. 

Literacy is one of the most important aspects of the kindergarten curriculum. 
With the adoption of Lively Letters, children are provided with a 
comprehensive phonemic awareness program. In February, the Boutwell 
Kindergarten teachers hosted a Literacy Night for parents. This allowed 
parents an overview of the many facets of literacy, as well as ideas and 
suggestions that would enrich their children and strengthen the home/school 
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Looking for clues 

at the 
Boutwell Early 
Childhood Center. 



The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has been a strong presence at the 
school. This dedicated group of parents organize a number of fundraisers, 
which generate the funds needed to provide enrichment programs for the 
students. Among their successful endeavors this year have been the 
Scholastic Book Fair, Sally Foster Wrapping Paper and a Craft Vendor Fair. 
Due to their efforts, the children have been offered such programs as Ocean 
World, visiting author, Maryann Cocca-Lef f ler and the New England Opera 
Theater. Each was tied directly to curriculum in our joint effort to provide 
a strong comprehensive program. PAC also sponsored family events, such as 
the ice cream social and family fun night. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined effort of the 
Boutwell/Wildwood Schools. It consists of a committee of administrators, 
teachers and parents from both schools. This committee has worked together 
on a monthly basis to develop a school improvement plan. This plan, which 
encompasses safety, curriculum and building issues, was written and presented 
to the school committee in the spring. 

During the year, the Boutwell Early Childhood Center participates in a number 
of community outreach programs. These programs include Pennies for Patients, 
which benefits the Leukemia /Lymphoma Society and Coats for Kids, sponsored by 
Anton's Cleaners. The Boutwell also prides itself with ongoing recycling. 

A number of performances are held during the course of the year under the 
direction of our music teacher and our Kindergarten and Pre-School Staff. In 
December, the children performed a holiday concert for parents and families 
and in March, a spring concert was held. The children celebrated a month 
long study about their community, Wilmington. They treated family and 
friends to a June Program/Concert. It was the culmination of much hard work 
and a great learning experience. 

The school year ends with the annual field day, under the direction of our 
physical education teacher. Parent volunteers, staff and students 
participate in a variety of activities, such as relay races, face painting, 
balloon toss, etc. It is always a great day and a wonderful way to end the 
year . 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center continues to be a student-centered 
facility. Our staff works tirelessly on curriculum, ever cognizant of each 
child's social and emotional development. Together with our parent 
involvement, we strive to make each child's first public school experience a 
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WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 



The Wildwood Early Childhood Center houses four kindergarten classrooms, a 
kindergarten Special Education Bridge Program, an Extended Day Kindergarten 
Program, an integrated pre-school program and a pre-school special education 
classroom. Additionally, we provide a before and after school care program 
for our families. The Global Child Program, a supplementary fee-based 
foreign language program, is also offered to kindergarten children during the 
school year. 

The kindergarten program and the integrated pre-school programs are presently 
half -day programs. The Bridge Program, and the Special Needs Pre-school 
Program operate on full-day schedules. We also are able to provide a 
classroom space for our art and music classes. Physical Education classes 
are held in our cafeteria/gymnasium and children attend library class once 
per week to hear stories and exchange books. Lunches are served to our full 
day children on a daily basis. Special education support services, such as 
Speech/Language Therapy, Resource/Learning Support, Occupational and Physical 
Therapy are also available for students needing such assistance. 

Literacy is one of the most important facets of our curriculum at the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center prides 
itself on being a student -centered educational facility, emphasizing 
individual student achievement, strong student-centered curriculum, family 
involvement and positive school climate. Staff continues to work tirelessly 
at improving our curriculum, in accordance with the state Frameworks, in an 
effort to provide our students with literacy and social skills that will last 
them a lifetime. 

Social and emotional development is an equally important facet of our 
curriculum in the pre-school and kindergarten programs. Play and positive 
peer interactions are woven into every child's day. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, 
teachers and parents from the Boutwell and Wildwood Schools, who work 
together on a monthly basis, to develop a school improvement plan for the 
early childhood centers. The school improvement plan is a compilation of 
goals addressing school environment, learning, school safety, communication, 
transition issues, technology, core values and parent/community involvement. 

Additionally, our parents bring forth great interest and enthusiasm in all of 
their efforts in support of our school through our Parent Advisory Council 
(PAC) . PAC sponsored Scholastic Book Fair, Movie Nights, Ice Cream 
Smorgasbord and Family Fun Night are but a few of the events offered by our 
PAC. 

Other special programs take place throughout the year involving town 
officials that come to our school and establish important relationships with 
our young students. Officer Moon, our Safety Officer, is a friendly face to 
all the children as he presents bus and community safety programs in the 
fall. Lieutenant Hurley and other fire fighters bring important fire safety 
messages and programs. We are thankful to have such community involvement 
and support for the children at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. The 
bike safety program affords the opportunity for students to learn street and 
biking safety in our community. Children hear from the Safety Officers the 
importance of wearing helmets, safety pads, keeping bikes in good condition 
and street safety rules. A bike and helmet, donated by Wilmington Kiwanis, 
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Also in the spring, our kindergarten staff and students participate in our 
"Celebrate Wilmington" unit. Specifically designed lessons and activities, 
developed by our teachers, are implemented over the course of a week. The 
kindergarten children learn important information and facts about their town. 
The culminating activity is a concert for family and friends. Many familiar 
songs have been adapted to focus on our town, its citizens and historical 
places . 

In December, the entire school participated in our "Winter Celebration" 
Concert. Pre-school and kindergarten classes joined together to entertain 
parents, grandparents and friends with songs about various winter holiday 
traditions. We all learned about Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa . We even 
had a surprise visit from Frosty the Snowman! WHAT A TREAT! We hope everyone 
saw our show on local cable TV, WCTV. 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center continues to value its involvement in our 
community. Our PAC sponsored a coat drive in December. Donated coats are 
cleaned free of charge by Anton's Cleaners and they are then distributed to 
needy families. A food drive is held at varying times in the school year to 
support the local Wilmington Food Pantry. 

ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

The Physical Education Department continued to serve all students (K-12) as 
well as providing an adaptive program for students with special needs. 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Dynamics Program is a 
comprehensive curriculum, which incorporates physical fitness and skill 
development components as well as specific health related topics. The Health 
Dynamics program emphasizes the importance of exercise, body systems, 
hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun protection, rest/sleep 
to feel well. The students learn to identify major behaviors that contribute 
to wellness through self-esteem, relationships, responsibility, communication 
and decision making skills. In fifth grade, we continue to offer the DARE 
Program in cooperation with the Wilmington Police Department and Officer 
Julie Brisbois. In addition, there was an Elementary Physical Education and 
Health Fair held on November 20, 2003 at Wilmington High School. The third 
grade students from the Woburn Street and Shawsheen Schools demonstrated 
various physical education and health related activities. There were 
informational tables for students and parents to obtain material on health 
topics. The Fire and Police Departments were there to share their elementary 
community programs and the Health Services Department provided blood pressure 
screenings. The evening was a success for the community of Wilmington. 

The Physical Education curriculum at the High School, Health Dynamics, is a 
comprehensive program dealing with health, fitness and life skills. Students 
will examine appropriate health topics including substance abuse, nutrition, 
physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health and stress management. The 
curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, 
ecology, and social issues in the program. Related physical activities 
designed to reinforce health issues will be offered to ensure a complete 
holistic sense of mental, spiritual and physical well-being. 

The Physical Education Department cited several students for Outstanding 
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Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 



Class of 2004 Jonathan Stark and Katherine Chin 

Class of 2005 Anthony Azevedo and Lani Cabral-Pini 

Class of 2006 Sean Murphy and Alyssa Bibeau 

Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

Todd Chen Kathryn Riley 

Michael Hackett Julia MacDougall 

Michael Auciello Kelly Crosby 

Michael Sorrentino Kimberly Gentile 

Dennis Robillard Elisa Maglione 

Outstanding Effort Awards were presented to the following athletes: 

Daniel DelRossi Samantha Gillis 

Steven lorio Joanne Waterhouse 

Victor Dell Isola Shannon Fahey 

Clayton Huynh Kayla Fraser 

Brian Wilson Jennifer Maio 

President's Challenge Award Winners 

Class of 2003: Steve Berry, Matthew Goldblatt, Mary Sullivan, Dan 

Vassallo, Alexis Wade 
Class of 2004: Amanda Martiniello, Kathryn Riley, Allison Flynn, Amy 

Guzelf 

Class of 2005: Jennifer Loranger, Jessica Barry, Alicia Braid, Lani 

Cabral-Pini, Celine DeMaggio 
Class of 2006: Jacqueline Mello, Kathleen Strazzere, Jennifer Comer, 

Kimberly Gentile, Alex Chalmers 

Athletic Awards/Recipients 

• Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School 
Senior Athlete:" Derek Hanley and Lauren Crowley 

• Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating dedication 
to Athletics at Wilmington High School:" Roman Walsh and Tara Hardimon 

• Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating 
dedication to Athletics at Wilmington High School:" Daniel Vassallo and 
Shelley Hardimon 

• Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial: "To the senior athlete demonstrating 
courage, discipline and tenacity while attending Wilmington High 
School:" Derek Hanley and Mary Sullivan 

• Jack Smith Award: "To a senior athlete demonstrating commitment to 
athletics:" Christina Buldini 

Highlights 

• The 2002-2003 Boys' Basketball Team coached by Jim McCune won the Cape 
Ann League Large School Conference. 

• Derek Hanley of the Wildcat Wrestling team, coached by Mike Pimental, 
won the 145 pound Division III Wrestling State Championship. He was 
also the 145 pound All State Champion. Roman Walsh won the 135 pound 
Division III Wrestling State Championship. Roman was also named to the 
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• The Wildcat Softball team coached by "Coach Of The Year" Bob Surran, 
captured yet another League Championship. 

• The Wildcat Girls' Soccer Team coached by the "Lowell Sun" and "CAL 
Coach of the Year" Sue Hendee won its first Cape Ann League 
Championship. Player of the year, Rachele See, was named to the Herald 
All Scholastic Team. 

• The Wilmington High School Golf Team coached by Al Fessenden captured 
the North Division III State Championship. Kevin Velardo the #1 player 
in the Cape Ann League Open was named to both the Boston Globe and 
Herald All Scholastic Teams. 

• Jason Gustin of the Spring Track Team was the Class "C" State Champion 
in the 800 meter run. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department received 206 
referrals for initial TEAM evaluations and provided special education and 
related treatment services to 550 special needs students ages 3-22. 

During the past year the Special Education Department implemented two new 
programs for students with substantial disabilities. An Early Elementary 
program for Pervasive Development Disorder/Autism was opened at the Shawsheen 
School and a third language based classroom was implemented at the high 
school. These two new programs enhanced the School Departments' capacity to 
provide for students with autism and severe language reading disability 
within the context of the Wilmington Public Schools. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff development and training for school 
building staff the Special Education Department provided training workshops 
to teachers in specific disability areas. These workshops were provided 
along with staffs from the Lynnfield and Stoneham Public Schools. Restraint 
training was provided to administration and key personnel in every school 
building as required by new state regulations. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs eighteen full-time staff members and 
twenty-one part-time staff. We are a self-supporting department within the 
School Department. All salaries including the Director's and Secretary's, 
food purchases, equipment and most maintenance as well as office supplies are 
paid from student lunch participation, reimbursement from the Department of 
Education, catering functions. Senior Citizen Lunch Program, Extended Day 
Care Program and other programs that allow us to put monies back into the 
program. 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture food based menu 
planning system. We offer students many lunch choices to encourage 
participation at the reasonable price of $1.25. A total of 412,817 student 
meals were served last school year 2002-2003. The student participation in 
school lunch is 78% system wide. 

The Nutrition Programs and Services Department of the Department of Education 
completed a "School Meals Initiative" Review of the School Lunch Program on 
April 4th and 5th, 2002. Our Program was commended for Staff training, use 
of standardized recipes and product label information as well as the wide 
variety of food offered. The staff was recognized for their cooperation with 
the students and staff. Based on the nutrient analysis of our menus we are 
on target for 29.18% calories from fat, the nutrient standard is 30%. We are 
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New tables were purchased for the High School and we replaced two large 
pieces of equipment at the West Intermediate. The Elementary Health Fair in 
November was held at the High School, and we distributed information on 
school lunch nutrition. 

Allergy concerns are being addressed. A notebook of food labels has been 
completed and provided to each school nurse and School Food Service Manager 
for reference. At present there are thirty National Restaurant Association 
certified sanitarians on staff. We continue to train our staff in 
sanitation, safety, CPR and Heimlich Maneuver. The Food Service Director 
participated in a Food Allergy Task Force in the school community. 

The Senior Citizen meals-on-wheels and congregate lunches are produced and 
served at the West Intermediate School. They are served year round. We 
served 15,583 meals to our senior citizens this year. Contact the Senior 
Drop- In Center to join in the lunch program. 

The kitchens have all been computerized. Ordering and reporting are more 
efficient. We are always striving to improve our services to the students 
and community and are happy to respond to any suggestions and requests when 
possible . 

CONCLUSION 

The following people retired from the Wilmington Public Schools this past 
year: Kathleen Bell, Peter Brumis, Linda Fasano, William Finer, Cleo 
Fredette, Miriam Gilbert, James Gillis, Malcolm Jones, Eileen Lemieux, Elaine 
Levine, Thomas Muir, Superintendent Geraldine O'Donnell, Gail Oja, Ann 
Pinkham, Anne Quinn and Sandra Woods. The Wilmington school community wishes 
to thank these people for their many years of dedicated service to the 
children of Wilmington and wishes them many happy and healthful retirement 
years . 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the 
administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students who contributed 
their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools during the past school year. 
A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated with 
the school system in 2003. 

Shawsheen Regional Vocational 
Techeical High School District 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District is pleased 
to submit its 2003 Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, 
Burlington, Tewksbury and Wilmington. Located on Cook Street in Billerica 
next to the Towns of Burlington and Wilmington, the school celebrated its 
34th anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational 
technical education to area youth and residents. 

The elected representatives of the ten-member Regional School Committee that 
governs the District are: Mark Trifiro and Donald Drouin from Bedford; 
Kenneth L. Buffum, Vice Chairman, and Bernard F. Hoar, Treasurer, from 
Billerica; Paul V. Gedick and Alfred Verrier from Burlington; J. Peter 
Downing and Patricia W. Meuse from Tewksbury; and James M. Gillis, Secretary, 
and Robert G. Peterson, Chairman, from Wilmington. Charles Lyons has been 
Superintendent/Director of the District since 1987. 



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Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of twenty-six regional 
vocational technical school districts in Massachusetts. One thousand two 
hundred and ten high school students were enrolled in SVTHS' s day school 
programs in October of 2003, and more than 600 adults participated in the 
school's various adult and continuing education courses. 

The high school graduating class of 2003 numbered 241 seniors. By September 
of 2003, thirty-eight percent of Shawsheen Tech graduates were employed in 
their area of expertise; fifty-four percent of the graduates were pursuing 
higher education; one percent entered the military forces; and seven percent 
were employed in other trade areas . 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School continues to benefit from a growing 
appreciation within the School District for the comprehensive secondary-level 
experience offered at the school. In its instructional approach, vocational 
education provides an immediate and realistic context for students, many of 
whom prefer and flourish in this type of hands-on, intuitive experience. The 
activities that comprise the state-of-the-art vocational curriculum not only 
result in unique educational achievement not realized in the traditional 
academic experience, but also support a communication between the teacher and 
student whose historic origins lay in the relationship between the apprentice 
and the master crafter. 

Academic Programs 

The core of the Shawsheen educational experience also consists of a strong 
academic component, pre-eminent among the state's vocational schools in many 
standardized measures of knowledge and ability. 

MCAS Performance: In the spring of 2003, Shawsheen' s sophomores (members of 
the class of 2006) outperformed all other sophomores from all other 
Massachusetts vocational schools on measures of English Language Arts 
performance and on combined measures of English Language Arts and Mathematics 
performance. Within the regular education population (students who are not 
identified as disabled and who are not receiving Special Educational 
services) , ninety-four percent of the tested students passed the MCAS test on 
their first attempt. Within the Special Education population, fifty-one 
percent of Shawsheen disabled students passed the test on their first 
attempt. Both the regular and Special Education scores significantly 
exceeded statewide averages. Shawsheen has also had noteworthy success in 
attaining the MCAS standard through the performance appeal and alternate 
assessment options. 

The performance of these students in the spring of 2003 — along with the 
improvement observed between that year and the preceding test years — 
strongly suggests the effectiveness of the English Language Arts, 
Mathematics, and Support Services programs and can be linked to: 

• Extensive curriculum development and rigorous classroom instruction 
focused on outcomes aligned with Department of Education Curriculum 
Frameworks in all core courses. 

• Application of computer assisted instruction to support and enhance 
attainment of essential skills. 

• One-on-one tutoring involving prescriptive teaching strategies, level- 
appropriate instructional materials, and individual instruction 
utilizing MCAS test item analysis. 

• Saturday MCAS -preparation sessions. 

• Summer MCAS-preparation sessions including mathematics and writing 
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Athletics 



For the third time in seven years, the athletic program was honored as the 
recipient of the prestigious Walter Markham Award, presented annually by the 
Boston Globe in recognition of the most successful vocational - school athletic 
program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Over 360 students participated in interscholastic athletics, capturing 
Commonwealth Athletic Conference championships in football cheerleading, 
girls' basketball, basketball cheerleading, baseball, and softball. SVTHS 
state- tournament qualifiers included the boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' 
basketball, girls' basketball, ice hockey, baseball, softball and lacrosse 
teams. The wrestling and softball teams won state vocational titles. The 
baseball and girls' basketball teams also qualified for the state vocational 
tournament . 

In addition to these outstanding teams, SVTHS athletics developed exemplary 
individual athletes. Jennifer Elwell of Tewksbury was selected to the Boston 
Globe and Boston Herald All -Scholastic softball team for the second 
consecutive year. Ashley Morgado of Wilmington became the highest basketball 
scorer in the school's history. 




The Walter Markham Award was presented to Shawsheen Tech in recognition of the 
most successful vocational school athletic program in the state. 



Building and Grounds 

During the summer of 2003, the Health and Fitness Center was completed. In 
addition, the first floor of the field house was completed. The parking lot 
was resurfaced and new curbing, where necessary, was installed. All 
sidewalks were crack-sealed and seal coated. Approximately 3,000 square feet 
of new flooring was installed to the corridors, and a new coat of paint was 
added. Five hundred student lockers were painted. Business Tech was rebuilt 
and new carpet was installed in that area. Floor improvements extended to 
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The safety committee made various improvements including new signage and the 
installation of safety air guns and additional fire extinguishers. 

The ansull fire suppressant system in the culinary arts department and bakery 
shop was replaced with a new fire-code approved system. 

Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School continues to offer a wide 
variety of opportunities to adults interested in expanding their knowledge 
and skills. More than thirty courses are offered during both the fall and 
spring semester. The enrollment in these courses has exceeded six hundred 
adult learners during the past year. Course offerings include a variety of 
traditional vocational programs such as welding, electr.ical, woodworking and 
collision repair as well as technical programs in Adobe Photoshop, web 
design, computer repair and computer applications. Residents interested in 
taking these and other types of practical courses are encouraged to call Mr. 
Raymond Callahan, Adult Education Coordinator at (978) 667-2111 for 
information and/or a brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing: During June commencement exercises, the School 
of Practical Nursing graduated its eighth class, comprising 31 Licensed 
Practical Nurses. Since its inception in September of 1994, a total of 288 
students have successfully graduated from this program and have gone on to 
rewarding careers as licensed practical nurses. This intense ten-month 
program offers qualified adults a combination of evening coursework and 
clinical externship experiences that prepare aspiring healthcare 
professionals for the licensed practical nurse exam. The significance and 
benefit of this valuable program to the community is magnified by the extreme 
shortages of qualified healthcare professionals that exist both locally and 
nationally. Residents interested in applying to the LPN program are urged to 
contact Assistant Director Patricia Noonan at (978) 671-3646. 

Middle School Career Awareness : Over 350 middle school students from the 
sixth, seventh, and eighth grades of the five district towns participated in 
career awareness activities at SVTHS after school during the winter of 2003. 
Each student was provided with the opportunity to spend a total of five hours 
exploring each of eleven different career path options encompassing the 
manufacturing, transportation services, information technology and 
construction industries. Mr. Mark Small administers this program. He can be 
reached at (978) 671-3615 for registration information. The program is free 
of charge and is available for district middle school students. Busing is 
provided by SVTHS . 

Tech Prep: SVTHS is very proud of the articulation agreements that it has 
developed with nine local colleges. Through the nationally recognized "Tech 
Prep" program, these agreements provide qualified SVTHS students with the 
opportunity to receive college credit for coursework completed prior to high- 
school graduation. Students receive post -secondary credit when they 
matriculate into a degree program at one of these institutions. These "Tech 
Prep" articulation agreements serve to further develop career paths for our 
graduates, maximize their interest in obtaining advanced degrees in their 
vocational -technical areas, and assure that students are engaged in a post- 
secondary educational career path that is both relevant and rewarding. 

Summer School: SVTHS offered twenty courses to one hundred and forty-five 
students from surrounding towns and school systems during the summer of 2003. 
Courses were offered in English 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12; Mathematics 8, 9, 10; 
Algebra 1; Algebra 2; Geometry; U.S. History; World History (Civilization); 
World Cultures; Social Studies; Civics; Lab Physical Science; Lab Biology; 
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requiring students to complete integrated research tasks in a state-of-the- 
art PC lab. In addition, developmental and remedial instruction was offered 
by certified Consulting Teachers of Reading using traditional and 
technologically-assisted instruction. Individual and small group pull-out 
tutoring is available for students whose Educational Plans stipulate these 
services. Individuals seeking summer school information should contact Dr. 
Robert Kanellas, the Summer School Coordinator, at (978) 671-3631. 

Computer Services 

Student Information System: The Computer Services staff completed the 2003 
Academic School Year using the new "iPASS" student information system. For 
the first time at Shawsheen, the system provided transcript information for 
the additional credits given for Health & Safety as well as Career Awareness 
from the freshman exploratory program for the ninth grade class. During the 
summer, all academic student scheduling as well as ninth grade exploratory 
scheduling was completed for one of the highest student enrollments in recent 
years. In addition, for the first time this past fall, freshman students 
received shop exploratory report cards at the same time as their first 
academic report card rather than later in the year. For the second quarter 
Mid-Term Progress reports, teachers used "iPASS" for the first time to enter' 
grades for a new Mid-Term Progress report rather than doing the reports 
manually. At the end of the year, the computer staff started work on a 
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency report that will allow vocational 
teachers to provide each student with a detailed report of the student's 
competencies in his or her shop area. 

Computer Network: In February, a new wireless computer lab was installed in 
the Automotive related lab. During the summer, the network staff redesigned 
the TCP/IP network and VLAN's to improve performance and manageability of the 
school network. The staff also converted the school's Windows NT 4 . servers 
to Windows 2003 servers and Active Directory. In addition, a new Windows 
2003 server was installed to support the increased requirements of the 
Special Needs Department. The network staff also upgraded one of the 
academic computer labs with new Dell PC's during the summer and reconfigured 
the three Business Technology labs along with two reading labs. In the fall, 
the staff set up a new Cyber Imaging computer product, which allowed the 
Cosmetology Department to increase their use of technology for the students. 
The staff also installed a new virus protection system on all desktop ' 
computers in the building. 

Staff: Scott Ouellette was hired as a computer network technician in the 
Computer Services Department. Scott was the top graduate from the Internet 
Technology shop at Shawsheen Tech for the class of 2002. He is also working 
towards his Bachelor's degree at UMASS -Lowell . 

Dean of Students 

Project 540 Degrees, a nationwide initiative involving 250 high schools 
designed to encourage and engage young people in active citizenship, is 
continuing at Shawsheen Tech. Students involved in this exciting program 
have implemented a plan for creating awareness of Shawsheen' s extra 
curricular activities through a bulletin board purchased with grant funds 
from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The students involved in the project 
facilitate dialogues in classrooms then create proposals for school and 
community change. 

The Dean's Office Team Dating Violence Awareness Group plans to continue 
raising funds for a local shelter, to whom the group has donated $319 towards 
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Guidance 



Admissions : Applications for the freshmen class for fall 2003 eclipsed five 
hundred. Three hundred twenty-five students were enrolled. These statistics 
reflect a continuing trend of increased interest in the technical education 
offerings of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School as well as a modest 
increase in the number of eighth-grade students in the district. 

College and Career Planning Night: The annual college and career-planning 
night held in early November attracted over 400 people. In addition to 
Shawsheen Tech seniors and their parents, invitations were extended to 
eleventh and twelfth grade students residing in the five district towns. 

This comprehensive endeavor included representation from twenty-nine local 
colleges and career schools, five branches of the armed forces, and various 
local employers. In addition, financial aid strategies and resources along 
with a detailed presentation on the process associated with financial aid 
assistance were presented by a representative from the Massachusetts 
Education Financing Authority (MEFA) . 

Cooperative Education Program: The cooperative education program, which 
represents a partnership between Shawsheen Valley Technical High School and 
local industry, affords eligible students the opportunity to gain meaningful 
work experience in their field of study. In December 2003, over seventy 
seniors were in the cooperative education experience. Over two hundred fifty 
area businesspersons serve on Shawsheen Tech's Craft Advisory Committee — 
monitoring and ensuring up-to-date curriculum, equipment, content and 
technology. Among the first to hire graduates from school programs for which 
they actively serve as consultants, members of this comprehensive committee 
meet twice each year with Shawsheen Valley Technical High School 
administration and faculty. 

School Council 

During the 2002-2003 school year, the School Council, co-chaired by Assistant 
Superintendent-Director/Principal Robert Cunningham and parent Nancy Higgins, 
reviewed and recommended the initial school budget prior to submission to the 
School Com.mittee and endorsed a new School Improvement Plan that enhanced 
curriculum standards, students' attitude for success, guidance services, 
communication, parent involvement, computer applications, professional 
development, and building needs. 

Technical Programs 

Automotive; The Automotive program successfully completed its three-year 
National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) review, meeting 
all required standards with regard to curriculum, equipment, tools and 
teacher certifications. All instructors in the program are Automotive 
Service Excellence (ASE) certified expert technicians and are committed to 
keeping their knowledge and skills current. As a result of the faculty's 
ongoing, professional commitment, students are prepared to meet the standards 
of a constantly changing industry. 

September marked the opening of the automotive program' s renovated and 
upgraded related theory classroom. Completion of this project has made 
possible student access to a program called. Automotive Information System, 
using one of twenty on-line computers at each student desk. Automotive 
Information System is an unlimited curriculum and resource for safe auto- 
repair instruction, technical information, and the latest updates on specific 
jobs. The program also allows teachers to obtain lesson plans for job- 
specific repairs and data repair for every car used for demonstration or 
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The related classroom uses many engine mock-ups, parts displays, posters and 
even a full-size break-away car as instructional resources in formal 
instruction. The teacher's ability to visually and kinesthetically connect 
instruction to these resources conspicuously and measurably enhances the 
students' understanding of automotive theory. 

Through capital funding, a new state-of-the-art alignment rack and lift have 
been purchased and installed in the shop. This purchase will allow the 
students the opportunity to develop competencies that will make them more 
marketable upon graduation. In addition, it meets the highest safety 
standards available in lift equipment today. 

The automotive program continues to meet vehicle repair requests from our 
sending towns. The recent repair and painting of the Town of Burlington's 
DARE vehicle is a good example of a project that helped the town and provided 
the students with a valuable learning experience. 

Auto Body: The Auto Body program is a National Automotive Technical 
Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program, having met all the required 
standards for equipment, curriculum and teacher's certifications. Satisfying 
the rigorous standards of the National Automotive Technician Education 
Foundation (NATEF) requires instructor diligence and commitment to students. 
The single mission of the NATEF is to improve the quality of automotive 
service and repair. 

Since the completion of the new automotive computer lab. Auto Body students 
are able to access the on-line NATEF curriculum, which allows them access to 
up-to-date automotive technology. The Auto Body program also added an online 
safety program to its curriculum this year. At the completion of this 
program, students receive a safety certificate that is recognized throughout 
the industry. 

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (ACR) : ACR is a constantly changing 
industry. To meet the educational challenges of these changes, the ACR 
program has purchased and received donations of new air conditioning and 
heating technology equipment. Training students on the latest equipment is a 
critical requisite for meeting the expectations of future employers. Many of 
these donations were obtained from local businesses and advisory members who 
have supported the program for years . 

The ACR program trains its students on real, live work through community work 
requests and major school projects. The students are presently installing a 
heating system at the Howe Museum for the Town of Billerica. Two other 
important educational projects that ACR students have recently completed on 
Shawsheen Tech's grounds are the field house heating and cooling systems and 
a cooling system for the science labs. ACR' s curriculum includes a 
maintenance and trouble -shooting component that not only provides necessary 
training to the students but also provides a valuable service to the SVTHS 
Maintenance Department. This service is also cost effective to the district. 

New disconnect switches have been installed in all the student workstations, 
and a lock-out-tag-out system has been purchased to enhance the shop's safety 
environment . The curriculum has been updated to include training in the 
system as well as many other new safety procedures for the program. 

Business Information Services : The supervised externship program will be 
implemented during the third term this year. Students gain important office 
skills through this program and will be able to provide needed support and 
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Many of last year's seniors have continued in their positions as full-time 
employees at the various local businesses and town facilities. 

The three business labs have been renovated to meet the technology standards 
of the industry. Changes have not been limited to the building itself, but 
equipment has been purchased as well, which will improve the efficiency of 
all the computer equipment in the labs. The completion of the project has 
resulted in a safer and improved environment for learning. 

By completing Business Information Services' new Microsoft Training Program, 
many students have received a Microsoft Certification. 

The marketing curriculum has been expanded this year to increase students' 
opportunities upon graduation. Competencies are developed through the 
operation of the school store and through the compilation; collection and 
distribution of the morning food break orders for the entire school. 

Carpentry; The Carpentry department, along with all the construction trades, 
is in the process of completing a split-level house. The house will be 
turned over to the Billerica Housing Authority upon completion. The students 
developed skills in framing, exterior finishing, roofing and interior 
finishing through the construction of this home. This outside project not 
only provides students with valuable live work in which to develop 
competencies but also instills community responsibility in the students. The 
following are other community and school projects in which the department is 
involved : 

• Shawsheen Tech field house. 

• Shawsheen Tech baseball dugout renovation. 

• Billerica Vining School sign. 

• Billerica Elks gazebo re-roof. 

• Billerica Howe Museum renovation. 

• Burlington Police Station project. 

• Tewksbury Elks picnic tables . 

These projects provide a tremendous savings to the school district towns and 
community organizations as well as work experiences for the students. 

Cosmetology: The Cosmetology program has expanded its community service 
program in which teachers are accompanying 10th and 12th grade students to 
sending communities' nursing homes, senior centers and assisted living 
facilities. This year, the program was expanded to include a new elderly 
event, which was dubbed. Elderly Citizens Day. On this day, elderly citizens 
are invited to the school for beauty makeovers and a lunch in the dining 
room. These types of programs provide students with real, live work and at 
the same time instills compassion for our elderly population. In addition, 
many of our local citizens take advantage of cosmetology' s services at the 
school on a regular basis. 

The Cosmetology program has recently purchased cyber- imaging software and an 
equipment program, which were recommended by the Craft Advisory Committee. 
As a result of this curricular update, students will have the skill and 
knowledge to obtain employment in salons with the latest technology in hair 
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The Cosmetology instructors recently and proudly announced that all of the 
preceding year's Cosmetology graduates — seventeen students in all — have 
received their state cosmetology licenses. The breadth of this 
accomplishment strongly suggests the instructors' ongoing commitment to 
instructional excellence. 

Culinary Arts: The Culinary Arts department is in the process of updating 
curriculum and equipment to meet the standards of the American Culinary 
Federation (ACF) . Completion of the necessary documentation and an 
evaluation of the program by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) are being 
planned for this year. Once the program receives this certification, the 
students will have the opportunity to take the American Culinary Federation 
(AFC) exam and receive their American Culinary Federation (ACF) credentials. 
In addition, this year's culinary students will gain knowledge and skills 
that will prepare them to take the Serve-Safe certification exam. Many food 
establishments require this credential as a condition of employment today. 

Overseeing the operation of the Ram' s Head Dining Room continues to be a 
valuable aspect of the culinary program. The dining room allows the public 
to have an enchanting culinary experience four days a week for a very 
reasonable cost. Two noteworthy events for which the culinary department 
prepared meals during the current year included: 

• The annual Craft Advisory Committee dinner for which they planned, 
prepared and served two-hundred fifty Advisory Committee members, and 

• Four citizenship awards banquets in which students were honored for 
high character. 

Another key aspect of the Culinary program is the bakery, a program in which 
students learn to create breads and pastry and to operate a retail bakery, 
open to the public four (4) days a week. The bakery also supplies many items 
to the culinary program for the students' break service. 

Diesel: The Diesel program has replaced their corrosive alkaline-based hot 
cleaning tank with a new environmentally friendly aqueous spray tank. This 
purchase has provided for a safer method of working with chemicals and 
produces no hazardous waste materials. Owing to the generosity of a local 
company, students are being trained on the operation of a donated automotive 
machine lathe, allowing them to develop competencies in boring, planning, and 
counter boring engines and cylinder heads. A Volvo Penta Marine diesel was 
also donated to the program recently for the purpose of training and testing 
students. The program continues to update its Mitchell on-Demand DVD system 
with the annual purchase of new software. 

The Diesel program is National Automotive Technician Education Foundation 
(NATEF) certified, with the instructors meeting Automotive Service Excellence 
(ASE) certifications in all areas of instruction. Mr. Havens is also an 
evaluation team leader for the organization, which allows him to stay current 
with all regulation changes each year. In addition to National Automotive 
Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) , the program maintains national 
certifications in Mechanical Repair Pollution Prevention and an on-line 
safety program called SP2 . 

Some of the work projects students have accomplished this year include: 

• Rebuilding of a Ford F-250 engine and transmission. 

• Rebuilding a rear axle housing on a John Deere tractor. 

• Reconditioning the fuel system, transmission, and brakes for a handicap 
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Drafting : The Drafting program is certified by the Drafting and Design 
Association — the first program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to 
receive this national certification. The association was so impressed with 
the quality of the application and knowledge of its instructors that they 
have asked Mr. Andy Botticelli, drafting instructor, to chair the curriculum 
committee for its organization and to provide support to other vocational 
schools in the Commonwealth. The grade 12 students will have the opportunity 
to obtain a certification from the Drafting and Design Association for the 
first time this year. 

Some of the software programs on which drafting students are developing 
skills are: Auto-CAD, Solid Modeling, Pro-E, and G.I.S. Terrain Modeling. 
Although the students adhere to a strict and vigorous curriculum, they still 
have the chance to gain real project experience by completing community 
requests and school drawing needs. The following are a few examples of 
completed projects this year: 

• Shawsheen Tech's master signage plan. 

• Shawsheen Tech's parking lot design. 

• Design and construction drawings for the Girl Scouts' ecology sign. 

• Machine Shop renovation design and construction drawings. 

• Billerica Fire Department's school floor plan project. 

The efforts of the Drafting instructors have resulted not only in the most 
technologically advanced drafting program in the state but also — and more 
importantly — in pre-eminent learning and employment opportunities for their 
students . 

Electronics : Based on Craft Advisory Committee recommendations, the 
Electronics instructors spent much of the recent summer redesigning the shop 
layout. Workbenches, equipment, computer stations, storage cabinets, and 
electrical and computer cables were moved. Although none of the relocations 
were easy, the dedicated Electronics instructors completed the tasks 
themselves, creating a shop environment that is more efficient and conducive 
to learning. 

Through capital budget funding, the program was able to purchase Lab-Volt and 
NIDA computer-based instructional equipment. In order to utilize this 
equipment to its fullest capacity, the staff members developed a new 
curriculum, which exposes the students to a much wider and more difficult 
range of projects. In addition, the curriculum was revised to include 
computer repair at the sophomore level. 

In order to implement a rigorous curriculum reflecting technological changes, 
Mr. Richard Galante was added to the Electronics faculty. His extensive 
experience and knowledge of the electronics and computer industry has 
strengthened an already talented team of instructors . 

Electrical: The Electrical students continue to gain a wide range of 
competencies through outside projects. They obtained skills and knowledge in 
the industrial aspect of the field this past year by completing the wiring of 
the school's new field house and concession stand. Completing the Billerica 
Housing Authority house project provided the students with the necessary 
residential wiring experience needed this year. The students are developing 
skills in maintenance and trouble shooting with an on-going commitment by the 
department to support the maintenance staff with constant repair requests. 

To accommodate the physical demands of a growing student population, the 
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Disconnect switches were recently installed in each student workstation, 
creating a much safer shop environment with the integration of a lock-out- 
tag-out system. The Electronics faculty expresses its professional gratitude 
to two Advisory Council members, the Interstate and Tocco Electrical 
companies, for their donation of the equipment used to make this safe change 
possible . 

Graphics: The Graphics department has kept pace with technology by 
purchasing new G5 computers and upgrading its operating system. Revisions 
were made in the curriculum to accommodate these purchases . 

The students in the Graphic program develop valuable competencies by 
completing various printing projects for the school and district towns. The 
students also oversee the copying center where materials — such as student 
handouts, exams, and instructional worksheets — are duplicated for the 
administration and instructional staff. 

Health; All Health seniors were placed at a medical facility or nursing home 
during the first week of school in the senior externship program, allowing 
them to gain experience working under real conditions, which is not possible 
in a school setting. Many of this year's seniors have been placed on co-op 
as Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants and Childcare Aides. 
This year's placement rate and externship program are good evidence that the 
program's curriculum is preparing students for today's job market. 

CPR training will soon be added to the Medical and Nursing Assistant 
curriculum, and a one-year childcare theory course is being considered, based 
on the Advisory Committee's recommendations and employer needs within the 
district . 

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program currently has 36 full-time 
evening students working at Tewksbury Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and 
New England Pediatrics . The LPN students begin their studies in August each 
year and graduate the following June. The graduating class of last year had 
comprised thirty-one students, twenty-nine of whom passed their state boards 
and received LPN certification. 

Internet; The Internet program's two labs were completely renovated last 
summer necessitated by its expanded curriculum. Student workstations, which 
were designed and built to facilitate the computer-repair component of the 
curriculum, have allowed more open space within the shop. Telecommunication, 
electrical and computer-service wiring were relocated; walls were painted; 
and new flooring was installed. In addition, three new servers along with a 
new Internet wiring system were purchased and installed by the students, 
giving them a practical, hands-on experience. 

Due to a change in the curriculum this year, grade 12 students have been 
learning the software and hardware components of A+ computer repair 
technology, which has resulted in seventeen of nineteen students receiving A+ 
certif ication in both areas. The remaining two students have passed the 
hardware portion. 

Students in the Internet program are also exposed to the CISCO curriculum, 
which is based on the Certified Network Administrator Certification. Upon 
completion of this grade 12 curriculum, students will be prepared to take the 
certification exam. Other important additions to the curriculum include 
Microsoft applications and Unix and Java training. 



The students have been involved in many community projects this year, which 
include : 

• Fire Department Maps 

• Billerica Plan 

• Web upgrades 

At the recent joint conference of the Massachusetts Association of School 
Committees and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents at 
Worcester Centrum Center, nine Internet students put on a high- technology 
demonstration, demonstrating their competency of Shawsheen's Internet 
students and, at the same time, the efficacy of the Internet curriculum. 

Machine Technology : The Machine Technology program is a National Institute 
for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certified program that has met all of the NIMS 
standards for curriculum, equipment and staff credentialing . Maintaining 
this certification is contingent upon students' earning credentials. At 
least 25% of the students have to pass the Level -I exam and 50% need to pass 
the Level-II exam. As a result of meeting these criteria, NIMS has extended 
the certification until January 1, 2005. Due to the quality of the Machine 
Technology program and the instructor qualifications, NIMS has recruited the 
instructors to become part of their evaluation team for other schools 
throughout the state. For the first time last June, graduates qualified to 
take the NIMS certification exam. All the graduates took the exam and 
received the desired credentials. 

In order to keep its equipment up to date and safe for student use, the 
Machine Technology program has rebuilt two lathes each year, recently 
completing that process. The program's CNC software program. Master Cam, was 
updated to insure that students are learning on the version most commonly 
found in industry. 

As a way of meeting many machine competencies, the students in the Machine 
Technology program have completed several projects to support other program 
needs throughout the school and community including: 

• New door signs for all school doors 

• Clock for Parent Council 

• Golf Tournament gifts 

• Tewksbury water treatment plant flange project 

Masonry: The Masonry students have completed work on the field house and 
concession stand. This project has allowed the students to develop advance 
competencies not otherwise possible, which included the construction of quoin 
corners and brick projections around all windows and doors, along with the 
tiling of all shower stalls. To complete this project, the students laid 
over 20,000 bricks and 6,000 blocks, poured and finished 150 yards of 
concrete, and installed 300 square feet of tile. In September, the students 
started the challenging task of rebuilding the baseball dugouts. The 
students will be matching the architectural design of the field house using 
similar brick and quoin corners, and — in this painstaking process — their 
workmanship will rise to the level of any in the trade. 

The Masonry instructors have updated the program curriculum to include marble 
and granite competencies. The change in the curriculum was based on 
employment opportunities in the area and Craft Advisory Committee's 
recommendations. As part of their curriculum requirement this year, the 
grade 12 students completed a 10 -hour OSHA safety course, an experience that 
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Metal Fabrication: The Metal Fabrication program has again made upgrades to 
its equipment and curriculum this year. Funds acquired through a Perkins 
Grant enabled the purchase of a new CNC break, which will support instruction 
in the latest CNC technology and, in turn, open a wide range of employment 
opportunities for the students. The safety features of this CNC break is 
second to none and will allow the student more independent use of the 
machine . 

Because the Metal Fabrication program is a National Institute for 
Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certified program, the students will have the 
opportunity to take the NIMS certification exam this year. This 
certification is the most widely accepted in the industry. Students who 
obtain NIMS certification earn skill recognition, boost self-confidence, 
build creditability in the work place, and improve job opportunities and job 
placement . 

The students have gained new knowledge and developed new skills completing 
projects that have benefited the school and town including: 

• Billerica walkway bridge. 

• Shawsheen maintenance repairs . 

• Parent Council gifts. 

• Golf tournament gifts. 

Plumbing: Mr. Thomas Villandry accepted an instructor's position in the 
Plumbing department this year, bringing to the program invaluable experience 
and a master plumber's credentials. Upon his arrival, Mr. Villandry assumed 
responsibility for the grade 9 exploratory program and the grade 10 shop 
program . 

Community and school projects are an important part of the program's 
curriculum as they provide students with real, live work. These projects 
give the students the opportunities to improve and complement basic 
competencies learned at the lower grade levels . Outside projects such as the 
Billerica Howe Museum and the school's field house allowed the students to 
develop industrial skills. Participating in the completion of the house 
project for the Billerica Housing Authority provided the grade 11 and 12 
students with skills and knowledge in residential construction. Developing 
troubleshooting skills is also important and is accomplished through the 
program's maintenance curriculum, which also helps keep the school's plumbing 
system working effectively. An important maintenance project this year has 
been the repair and installation of eyewash stations throughout the school. 
Efforts from the Plumbing Department, as well as the other construction 
programs, are helping Shawsheen Valley Technical High School become a safer 
place for students to learn and staff to work. 

The instructors have constructed a new steel rack in order to facilitate the 
implementation of more advanced venting and drainage projects. This new rack 
system will facilitate the completion of shop projects that require various 
types of materials and clamping systems. In addition, this rack arrangement 
is much safer and provides more visibility of student activities in the shop. 

Technical Illustration : Technical Illustration has made significant changes 
in its curriculum and equipment this year. Revisions have been made in the 
curriculum to support the upgrade in Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, 
Illustrator, and In Design software. 

Through capital funding, the program purchased twenty new Macintosh computers 
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The continued success of Technical Illustration students at Skills USA-VICA 
demonstrates the level of instruction and the skills students developed in 
the Technical Illustration program. Students from the program earned three 
medals at state competition. 

Meeting the requests and needs of the school and sending towns engages the 
students in live work that typically requires a demanding time-line and high 
quality standards. 

SKILLS USA-VICA: SKILL USA-VICA is a national organization allowing 
vocational/technical students the opportunity to enter specific skill 
competition and participate in numerous leadership events. 

At the North District Conference last spring, eighty Shawsheen students 
competed and won thirty-six medals. Of those thirty-six students, twenty- 
four went on to win a medal in state competition, which included three gold 
medals. The three gold medal winners went on to compete at the national 
level and did an outstanding job representing Shawsheen Valley Technical High 
School in the area of Business, Masonry and Internet. 

Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (COP): The COP is the Commonwealth's 
assessment program for technical education. It is being designed to measure 
the attainment of industry-based skill standards of students enrolled in 
technical education. Currently, the Department of Education has approved a 
competency list from the following eight occupations : 

• Automotive Technology 

• Cosmetology 

• Culinary Arts 

• Horticulture 

• Carpentry 

• Electronics 

• Graphics Communications 

• Marketing 

Shawsheen has taken a leadership roll in the COP process with many of the 
school's instructors providing their expertise as committee chairpersons 
and/or members . 

Safety; Under the direction of the Director of Community Services, Mr. Roger 
Bourgeois, the school is in the second year of a five-year process of 
developing and implementing a school -wide safety and health plan. The 
development of this plan includes work practices, equipment, tools, 
environmental issues, and educational curricula in all programs. The 
committee overseeing the development and implementation includes 
administrators, teachers, students, and safety experts from industry. 

The implementation of the plan began this year with a vocational staff member 
in each program developing a safety plan that included updated safety 
curriculum for each piece of equipment and work practices . A student record 
safety plan consistent throughout each program has been put into place. A 
safety audit has been conducted in each program to evaluate shop equipment 
and environment. As a result, new safety equipment has been purchased, 
signage improved, storage practices changed, and environmental issues 
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Through the efforts of Mr. Roger Bourgeois and the instructors in the 
construction programs, all seniors in these programs have obtained an OSHA 
certification card. The students attended a 10 -hour seminar at the onset of 
the school year, during which they learned all aspects of construction 
safety. This certification provides Shawsheen students with more job 
opportunities, since many construction companies require this certification 
as part of a hiring policy. Plans are also being completed to implement a 
10 -hour OSHA general industry safety program. Students who complete this 
program will obtain a 10-hour general industry OSHA card. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The SVTHS District School Committee, staff, and students gratefully 
appreciate the support that they receive from the residents of the five- 
member District. The SVTHS family especially acknowledges the continued 
financial support of the local Town Managers, Finance Committees, and Town 
Meetings, who collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in 
vocational technical training opportunities for area youth. 

The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by 
Shawsheen Tech staff and employees and acknowledges the many contributions of 
the SVTHS staff who retired during 2003. Those retirees are: 

• Virginia Babine, Financial Administrative Assistant 

• Daniel Dorazio, Groundskeeper 

• Nancy Fox, Support Services Teacher 

• Mary Hawes, School Office Secretary 

• Alice Houghton, Dining Room Supervisor 

• Mary Jamieson, Cafeteria 

• Leslie Marsh, Permanent Substitute Teacher 

• Pat McDonough, Cafeteria 

• Margarida Mello, English Teacher 

• Patricia Smith, Guidance Office Secretary 

• Daniel Trainor, Guidance Counselor 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 




The department provided a high level of service to the community in the areas 
of planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community 
development activities in 2003. The department provided staff support to the 
Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Partnership, and Master Plan 
Committee. The Planning Board is responsible for administration of the 
Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan Review, recommendations on zoning 
amendments and specific planning studies. The Conservation Commission is 
responsible for wetlands protection in accordance with the State Wetlands 
Protection Act. The goal of the Housing Partnership is to provide affordable 
housing for Wilmington residents through local initiatives and partnerships 
with private developers. The activities of each board are described in more 
detail below. 



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Departmental goals are: 



1. To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board in its review of 
subdivision and site plans. 

2. To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in 
administration and enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act, 
its associated regulations, and the Conservation Commission Policies. 

3 . To provide coordinated review of development plans through the 
Community Development Technical Review team. 

4. To provide assistance and information to residents. 

5. To staff the Master Plan Committee and undertake implementation of 
priority recommendations of the Master Plan. 

6. To undertake other strategic planning efforts, as applicable. 

7. To revise the zoning by-laws and zoning map to enhance the character of 
the town, consistent with the master planning effort. 

8. To update the subdivision rules and regulations to improve the 
development review process and the quality of development, consistent 
with the Master Plan. 

9. To undertake implementation of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. 

10. To develop the Town Forest Plan and begin implementation of 
improvements . 

11. To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 

12. To promote environmental awareness and education to promote 
environmental stewardship. 

13. To review 4 OB projects and provide input to the Board of Appeals. 

14. To provide technical assistance _o the Housing Partnership, including 
initiation and implementation of affordable housing efforts, monitoring 
of on-going developments and review of projects sponsored by 
developers . 

15. To develop and implement community development programs, including the 
Community Development Block Grant Program. 

16. To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various state 
and regional forums . 

The Director of Planning & Conservation is 
Lynn Goonin Duncan. She staffs the 
Planning Board and Master Plan Committee, 
and provides technical assistance to the 
Housing Partnership. She chairs the 
Community Development Technical Review 
Team and the Property Review Board, 
coordinating the review of development 
projects and the disposition of town-owned 
land. She serves as the point person for 
review of 40B affordable housing projects 
and provides input to the Board of 
Appeals. She also participated in the 
development of the Comprehensive Water 
One ofWilmington's new mixed-use buildings. Resources Management Plan. The Director 

se'i'ves as the representative to the 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) , 
the Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
(MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning 
Council (NSPC) , acting as the liaison 
between the town and the state on 
transportation and planning issues. 

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Robert Douglas started as the Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation 
in 2003. He provides technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and 
the department on wetland and environmental issues. Michael C. Vivaldi 
serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks Cheryl Licciardi and Joann 
Roberto provide administrative support. 

Community Development Program 

The Community Development Block Grant Program is administered by the 
Community Development Program Office under the supervision of the Director of 
Planning & Conservation. In addition to program implementation, the 
Department is now responsible for grant preparation and writing. 

The department is currently implementing a FY03 CDBG grant for housing 
rehabilitation in the amount of $699,930. The goal is to improve twenty- 
seven (27) homes. These units will all be added to the town's 40B inventory 
because there is a 15-year lien on each property ensuring its af f ordability . 
A total of 89 homes have been rehabilitated since the Program's inception, 
benefiting over 225 residents, of whom 65 are elderly (60 + ) . The grant will 
enable the town to provide funding assistance to 27 Wilmington families to 
enhance their quality of life through rehabilitation of their dwellings. 
Typical repairs in Wilmington include roofing, plumbing, structural work, and 
electrical work. Low and moderate -income residents residing in homes that do 
not meet building code are eligible to participate. 

The department prepared a FY04 CDBG grant application for additional funding 
for the housing rehabilitation program, which was submitted in early 2004. 

Since 1991 the town has been awarded almost $3.9 million dollars in CDBG 
funding, a significant achievement given the extremely competitive nature of 
the grant and the relative economic health of the community. These grants 
have included four housing rehabilitation programs, social service programs 
for job training and counseling, and two small business loan programs. 

The Community Development Program Office also administers the first-time 
homebuyer program funded through the North Shore HOME Consortium. 
Approximately $48,000 in federal funding will be available for FY04 for the 
Town of Wilmington. This is the seventh year of town participation with 
approximately $200,000 in funding allocated to the town during this time 
period. To date the funds have been utilized for a first-time homebuyer 
assistance program and for housing rehabilitation. Through the first-time 
homebuyer assistance program four families have been able to purchase their 
first home. The housing rehabilitation program has enabled seven low 
income/moderate income households to upgrade their homes, representing 22 
beneficiaries, of whom four are elderly. 

The town intends to earmark an additional $25,000 in HOME funds offered 
through the North Shore HOME Consortium to rehabilitate an additional home 
for a low and moderate income family. 

Program staff, who are available to assist with information or questions, 
are: James Chaput , Community Development Program Director and Paula Barry, 
Clerk/Bookkeeper. The program office is located in Town Hall. 



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Special Projects: 



Town Forest Improvement Project 

The department and the Conservation Commission have, been working throughout 
the year on the Town Forest Improvement project, which was funded by a 
$150,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Management (now the 
Department of Conservation and Recreation) . The goal is to improve the 
accessibility and enjoyment of the Town Forest as a passive recreational 
resource, while providing for the proper stewardship of the Town Forest as a 
vibrant, diverse, living ecosystem. The highly qualified team of consultants 
includes Audubon Ecological Extension Service, Thomas Wirth, Landscape 
Architect (of WGBH This Old House program) , Benjamin Forestry Services, and 
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. At present the Conservation Commission is 
reviewing the Draft Town Forest Management Plan, which details the natural 
resources within the forest and presents a preliminary plan for developing 
the public trail system and improved parking. There has been significant 
public input during two public meetings in 2003 that helped shape the plan. 
An additional public meeting and presentation of the draft plan will be held 
in early 2004 to solicit further public input. Proposed improvements include 
cleanup of the property, expansion and improvements to the parking area, 
construction of trails and the provision of recreational signage, waysides, 
interpretive materials and benches to enhance environmental education and 
appreciation. The project is being done in close coordination and 
cooperation with Wilmington Junior Camps. 

Master Plan 

The Master Plan was amended by Annual Town Meeting in 2003 by adding historic 
preservation to the six main goals. The Plan now reads, Protect and 
preserve open space and natural and historic resources." Additional language 
was also added to the text relative to preservation of historic buildings, 
sites and farmlands, and the development of a Historic Preservation Plan. 
The full text is contained in the report of the Town Meeting included 
elsewhere in this Annual Report. 

The Master Plan Committee was reappointed in the fall of 2003 to work on 
implementation of the Master Plan adopted by Annual Town Meeting in 2002. 
Given available funding from the state, the first task was to prepare a 
housing plan that will meet the "planned production" requirement of Chapter 
40B, enabling the town to have greater control over 40B affordable housing 
developments. The Committee and Director of Planning & Conservation are 
working with McGregor & Associates, a planning consultant, to develop this 
plan. The housing plan will be based on the Master Plan, but will be more 
detailed. It will be completed in 2004 and submitted to the state for 
approval . 

The Committee is also in the process of reviewing Master Plan recommendations 
and establishing priorities for implementation. 

Members include: Raymond Forest, Chairman, Kenneth Lifton, Vice Chairman, 
Michael Baker, Karen Campbell, Susanne Clarkin, Stephen Costa, Rosemary 
Cross, Robert DiPasquale, James Ficociello, William Gately, Carolyn Harris, 
Arthur Hayden, Sr., Randi Holland, William Hooper, Jr., Jeffrey M. Hull, 
Sidney Kaizer, Margaret Kane, Joseph Langone, Vincent Licciardi, James 
Murray, Kathleen Reynolds, James Rooney, Frederick Russell, Debra Russo, Karl 
Sagal, Beverly Shea, Michael Sorrentino, Martha Stevenson, Barbara Sullivan, 
Suzanne Sullivan, James Tighe, Ernest Wallent, Jane Williams -Vale , Daniel 
Woodbury and Ann Yurek. 



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Executive Order 418 Housing Certification 



Based on an application submitted by the Planning & Conservation Department, 
the Town of Wilmington received housing certification for the period ending 
June 30, 2003 from the State Department of Housing and Community Development. 
The Director of Planning & Conservation prepared the housing certification 
for FY04 at the end of 2003. It is under review at the Department of Housing 
& Community Development and a decision is expected in early 2004. If 
designated for FY04 the community will receive a priority for certain 
discretionary funds based on taking steps to increase the supply of housing 
for individuals and families across a broad range of incomes. 

Planning Board 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and 
"Approval Not Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site 
plans; recommendations to the Board of Appeals on variances and special 
permits; strategic and comprehensive planning; zoning amendments; and 
implementation of the Master Plan. 

The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year 
terms. Planning Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chair), Ann Yurek 
(Clerk), Randi Holland, David Shedd, and James Banda, Jr. 

Subdivision Control 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by 
M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed and approved four new 
subdivisions, with a total of 15 lots. 

Subdivision 



Tyler Estates 
Beeching Avenue Extension 
Marjorie Road Extension 
112 Marion Street 
Mink Run Road 
Rhodes Street Subdivision 

New subdivisions permitted in 
2002 that were under 
construction in 2003 included 
Brookfield Estates and Kylie 
Estates. These are the town's 
first conservation 
subdivisions. During the year 
the required open space in 
both of the subdivisions was 
transferred to the 
Conservation Commission. Over 
42 acres of open space is 
permanently protected, 
representing 63% and 55% of 
the land area in the two 
subdivisions, exceeding the 
35% requirement. Especially 
exciting is the 16.7 acre 
open- space parcel conveyed to 
the Conservation Commission as 
part of the Kylie Estates 
conservation subdivision off Mill Roaa. It is land adjacent to Saw Mill 
Brook and provides access to the Clapp's Mill historical site recently 
acquired by the Town of Wilmington. Trails were laid out in consultation 
with the Director and Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 

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# Lots Action 

2 Approved with conditions 

4 Approved with conditions 

2 Approved with conditions 

1 Approved with conditions 

8 Approved with conditions 
Withdrawn 




Newly constructed home on Roberts Road. 



1 



Of the twenty- three (23) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans that were 
submitted, the Planning Board determined that twenty-two (22) plans did not 
require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were endorsed and one 
plan was withdrawn. These plans represented a total of 20 new lots; several 
of the plans were lot line readjustments that did not create any new building 
lots . 

DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY 1998 - 2003 




□ # Subdivision lots 
■ ANR Plans 

□ Site Plan Reviews 



2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 



Site Plan Review 

The fifteen (15) site plan review applications for commercial and industrial 
projects represented an increase of 25% in comparison with 2002, but this is 
modest given the small number of applications. Of the fifteen (15) 
applications, the Planning Board approved fourteen projects with conditions 
and one project is pending. These site plans included the Town's proposal 
for improvement of the North Wilmington parking lot and a multi-use building 
at One Church Street in the Central Business District, creating commercial 
units, office space, and housing. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 4 OA, the Planning Board held required 
statutory public hearings on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map 
and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town Meeting voters. 
Those recommendations are included in this Annual Report under "Town 
Meeting . " 

Based on the Master Plan recommendation, the Planning Board sponsored a 
zoning by-law amendment to create a new Light Industrial/Office District and 
to rezone three parcels of land in the Town Center to this designation, 
including the former Sweethearts Plastics site, the former Diamond Crystal 
site, and the XPEDX site. The purpose is to discourage inappropriate heavy- 
industrial uses where they are likely to have negative impact on sensitive 
environmental resources or nearby residential neighborhoods. 

Conservation Commission 

The Wilmington Conservation Commission is charged with upholding the 
interests of the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. The Commission 
received 126 filings for activities under the jurisdiction of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (MGL Chapter 131, §40 and its regulations 
at 310 CMR 10.00) in 2003. The number of filings shows an increase of 29% 
from last year's total of 90 filings. Development in Wilmington and other 
towns in the Commonwealth reflects a trend of developing land adjacent to 
wetland resource areas, as undeveloped upland areas become scarce. 

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Stream clean-up in Wilmington. 



Wilmington has an abundance 
of these wetland resource 
areas, including banks, 
bordering vegetated wetlands 
(swamps, marshes, etc.), 
land under water bodies, and 
the riverfront area. 
Activities reviewed by the 
Commission can include tree 
removal and landscaping, the 
construction of houses, 
driveways, additions, septic 
systems, and subdivision 
roadways /utilities/ drainage 
systems within 100 feet of 
the above resource areas or 
200 feet of a perennial 
stream. Work within 
bordering land subject to 
flooding (floodplain) is 
also subject to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. Each filing 
involves one or, in some cases, multiple public hearings before the 
Commission. The Commission seeks to work through the permitting process with 
the applicant to provide protection of the public and private water supply, 
provide flood control, prevent storm damage and protect land containing 
wildlife habitats. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide comment 
relative to work near wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally 
held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 

When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, 
its purpose was to inventory, promote, develop, and conserve the town's 
natural resources. Today, the primary responsibility of the Conservation 
Commission is the administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts 
Wetlands Protection Act, leaving little time to actually acquire and manage 
open space. However, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Management (now the Department of Conservation and Recreation) , 
the Conservation Commission is delighted to be overseeing the development of 
a management plan for the Town Forest. Implementing effective forest 
management strategies and improving access (including parking, trailheads, 
signage, and trail guides) are the Commission's goals. The significant size 
of the parcel (154 acres) and the fact that most of it is a scenic forested 
upland make it a very promising site for passive recreational activities such 
as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, 
birding, and photography. The Commission anticipates that in 2004 the forest 
management plan will be approved and the construction of the access road and 
parking area will begin. 



Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town 
Manager. Citizens serving on the Commission in 2003 were: Chairman James 
Morris, Vice Chairman Judith Waterhouse, Lisa Brothers, Jolene Lewis, Dick 
Patterson and Beverly Shea. Mark Brazell resigned after six years of 
dedicated service to spend time with his new daughter and Jason Tildsley 
joined the Commission during 2003. 



Any questions about wetlands, laws and regulations, or filing procedures 
should be directed to Robert Douglas, Assistant Director of Planning & 
Conservation . 



statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected 
Notices of Intent Filed 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability 
Abbreviated Notice of Intent of Resource Area 
Delineation Issues/Pending 

Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 
Extension Permits Issued/Denied 
Enforcement Orders Issued 
Violation Notices Issued 

Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 
Decisions Appealed/Withdrawn 
Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 
Emergency Certifications Issued 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 
Negative Determination 

Positive Determination/ Withdrawn/ Pending 
Request for Amendments/ Is sued/Withdrawn/ Pending 
Acres of Land Acquired 



$ 13,412.25 
44 
82 



9/3 



317 
10/0 



3 
5 



27/0 
5/2 
35/3/18 



10 
7/5 
82 



5/2/18 
3/1/1/0 
44 .51 



Housing Parteership 



The Housing Partnership continued to be active, considering all opportunities 
to provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents. 

The Partnership participated in developing the FY04 Housing Rehabilitation 
Program application, and is actively involved in review of 40B affordable 
housing developments. The 40B proposal known as Whispering Pines, an "Over 
55" condominium development, was reviewed by the Partnership in 2003. The 
Partnership voted to support the development subject to the following issues 
being addressed: glare from night lighting potentially impacting neighbors, 
noise from adjacent train tracks, and drainage issues. The members felt that 
a major benefit of the development is that it will address the great need in 
Wilmington for over 55 affordable housing. 

It is the role of the Housing Partnership to review and comment on issues 
related to af f ordability , as other boards and departments comment on issues 
relating to their area of expertise, such as wetlands protection, site 
design, drainage, and traffic. 

Housing Partnership members are Chairman Raymond Forest, Vice-chairman 
Charles Boyle, Marilyn Cox, Gregory Erickson, Cynthia McCue, Daniel Paret, 
Kathleen Scanlon, Suzanne Sullivan, and Lester White. The Partnership meets 
the second Wednesday of the month and welcomes interested residents to 
attend . 

Chapter 4 OB 

As of December 2003 the town had 525 homes that qualify as affordable under 
Chapter 40B, the state's affordable housing law. This represents 7.4% of the 
housing stock, based upon the 2000 Census count of 7,141 dwellings. Under 
Chapter 40B, an eligible developer can apply for a single permit from the 
Board of Appeals for a proposed state or federally sponsored low or moderate- 
income housing development. The law allows the developer to override local 
requirements if the town has not met the 10% affordable housing requirements 
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The best interests of the municipality and the applicant are served when the 
Board issues a decision agreeable to both. If a denial of a permit is 
appealed, in most cases the final decision of the Housing Appeals Committee 
will clearly favor one party or the other. Thus, a comprehensive permit 
resulting from reasonable compromise usually means increased local control, 
decreased cost, and better housing. The vast majority of successful 
affordable housing produced through the comprehensive permit process is 
developed through a negotiated agreement. 

The Director of Planning & Conservation is the point person for review of 40B 
proposals. 




The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is the regional planning and economic 
development district representing 101 cities and towns in metropolitan 
Boston. In addition, the Council shares oversight responsibility for the 
region's federally funded transportation program as one of 14 members of the 
Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Council's legislative mandate 
is to provide technical and professional resources to improve the physical, 
social and economic condition of its district, and to develop sound responses 
to issues of regional significance. The Council provides research, studies, 
publications, facilitation and technical assistance in the areas of land use 
and the environment, housing, transportation, water resources management, 
economic development, demographic and socioeconomic data, legislative policy 
and interlocal partnerships that strengthen the operation of local 
governments . 

The Council is governed by 101 municipal government representatives, 21 
gubernatorial appointees, and 10 state and 3 City of Boston officials. An 
Executive Committee composed of 2 5 members oversees agency operations and 
appoints an executive director. The agency employs approximately 30 
professional and administrative staff. Funding for Council activities is 
derived from contracts with government agencies and private entities, 
foundation grants, and a per-capita assessment charged to municipalities 
within the district. 

In the past year, the Council has focused on initiatives that respond to 
regional challenges, some of which include: 

• Municipal planning: Working with more than 25 communities under the 
Executive Order 418 program. EO 418 provides communities with up to 
$30,000 in state funding to undertake overall visioning on local 
planning issues, including housing, economic development, natural 
resources, and transportation. 

• Bringing advanced technology to cities and towns in the region: A 
contract with Pictometry International will provide aerial photographic 
images that municipal departments, including police and fire, can 
utilize to improve service delivery. 

• Adoption of smart growth principles: MAPC developed and adopted 
principles of good planning practice that will encourage sustainable 
patterns of growth to benefit people living throughout the metro Boston 
region. MAPC is also a founding member of the Massachusetts Smart 
Growth Alliance. 

• Metro Data Center: The Center is an official US Census affiliate, 
helping to distribute demographic data throughout the region, including 
demographic, economic, and housing profiles for all 101 communities in 
metro Boston. 



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• Transportation planning: As vice chair 
of the Boston Metropolitan Planning 
Organization, MAPC worked to develop 
the 25 -year Regional Transportation 
Plan as well as the annual 
Transportation Improvement Program, 
including transportation spending 
priorities for the region. We also 
spearheaded development of 
transportation spending criteria, 
taking into account environmental, 
economic, and equity considerations. 

• Metropolitan Highway System Advisory 
Board: MAPC staffs this board, 
established in 1997 by the Commonwealth 
to advise the Massachusetts Turnpike 
Authority on issues relative to land 
use, air rights, zoning, and 
environmental impacts associated with 
development of land owned by the 
authority . 

• Regional Services Consortiums: The 
four regional consortiums established 
by MAPC collectively purchased $18 
million in office supplies and highway 
maintenance services for its 31 member 
municipalities. The project also facilitates collegial forums among 
members' chief administrative officers focused on collaborative problem 
solving and resource sharing. 

• Metro Mayors Coalition: Working with the mayors and city managers of 
10 municipalities in the urban core on issues such as group purchasing, 
employee health insurance, security and emergency coordination, and 
municipal relief legislation. 

• Homeland security: Addressing homeland security issues by facilitating 
cross -municipal partnerships between police, fire, and emergency 
management departments to acquire and share equipment, and more 
generally to plan for emergencies involving multiple municipalities. 

• Hazard mitigation: Initiating a federally-funded partnership to 
produce a hazard mitigation plan to protect nine coastal communities in 
the event of natural disasters, including flood, winter storm, wind, 
fire, and geologic hazards. 

Please visit our website, www . mapc . org , for more details about these and 
other activities. 

Metrofuture: Making A Greater Boston Region 

MAPC has launched a new civic process, called MetroFuture, to create an 
updated regional vision and growth strategy for metropolitan Boston. 
MetroFuture engages city and town governments, state agencies, non-profits, 
business, labor and academic groups in this planning process. The outcome 
will be a vision and growth strategy that puts the region on a sustainable 
path in terms of land use, economic, environmental and social issues. MAPC 
will need the support of a broad range of organizations in the region to help 
plan, fund and implement this new framework for addressing the challenges 
facing metropolitan Boston. 




Clock at Wilmington 
Commuter Rail Station. 



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The effort to create this new strategy was launched on October 29, 2003 at a 
Boston College Citizens Seminar. More than 400 citizens from a wide range of 
local and regional groups attended the event, and expressed their opinions on 
the region's resources and challenges as well as their own visions for the 
future. This input will be critical as we move to the next phase of this 
exciting multi-year project. Please visit the project web site, 
www.metrof uture . org , for more information. 

North Suburban Planning Council (Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, 
Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn) 

The North Suburban Planning Council members were active on three key regional 
issues: the Regional Visioning and Growth Strategy (RVGS) , transportation 
and Executive Order 418. The NSPC was the first subregion to plan and 
execute a "non-conventional" visioning effort as part of the Visioning Phase 
of the RVGS. MAPC set up a booth at Burlington Truck Day and conducted a 
survey consisting of 10 questions on regional issues. A total of 151 surveys 
were collected from communities in and around the NSPC region. In addition 
to reviewing the Regional Transportation Plan, the Unified Planning Work 
Program and the Transportation Improvement Program, NSPC held a special 
meeting to focus on identifying the highest priority transportation goals and 
projects. The result of this meeting is that NSPC now has a clear focus on 
transportation issues. A number of NSPC communities have taken advantage of 
the $30,000 worth of planning services available to every community through 
Executive Order 418. Reading, Wakefield, Burlington and Woburn are all 
working directly with MAPC to undertake community development plans. 

Middlesex Caeal Commissioo 

The Middlesex Canal Association, which consists of approximately 250 members, 
had a very busy year. There were two canal walks: the Spring Walk traversed 
canal in the Town of Billerica - this is the location of our Museum and 
Visitor Center, the high point of the Middlesex Canal (107 feet above sea 
level) and where 98% of the water supply for the canal came from the Concord 
River. The Fall Walk was held in Woburn - there are some good areas of canal 
there in front of the Baldwin Mansion and Horn Pond where the triple set of 
locks allowed a 50 foot drop which was the biggest descent/assent along the 
canal . 

Our winter meeting was held at the Museum where Nolan Jones, our President, 
showed Malcolm Choate's slides many of which were 30+ years old in -"A 
Tribute to Malcolm Choate." Malcolm was treasurer of the MCA for many years. 
We had a good time reminiscing - we have aged beautifully! 

For our April Annual Meeting we invited author J.R. Greene, author of 
"Quabbin's Railroad: The Rabbit" to speak. He told us about the Swift River 
Valley including all four towns that were to be taken for the reservoir in 
the 1930' s. Few people realize that the Middlesex Canal and Concord River 
were once considered as a means to supply Boston with water. 

Our fall meeting was very special as Colonel Hoxie gave us his first-hand 
discussion of the Cape Cod Canal. He had worked there as a member of the 
Corps of Civil Engineers and gave us a very good insight into the practical 
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The Middlesex Canal had a legislative mandate to be completed in ten years - 
that final day was December 31, 1803 - 200 years ago. The company was 
actually 2 and ^ hours late - a lock had gotten stuck - so our celebration on 
January first 2004 was perfectly timed. We had a Gala Bicentennial Party 
culminating David Dettinger's ten year series of events. David had 
volunteered in his mid seventies to provide an annual event to celebrate 
significant landmarks of the ten-year first "Big Dig" - he is a very 
optimistic fellow! Many dressed in period costume, Paul Wiggen, our "Canal 
Troubadour," played his guitar and had the whole crowd singing canal songs. 
We had a record turn out helped immeasurably by good publicity, mulled cider 
and Baldwin apple pie ! 

We continued our cleanup program - cutting brush and small trees along the 
canal pathway off Butters Row. Cub Scout leader John Arvanitis brought his 
troop and parents for a few hours of hard work. We certainly appreciated 
their efforts. 

Thomas Raphael continues to pursue getting the entire Middlesex Canal pathway 
on the National Register of Historic Places - currently only certain sections 
are. All of the canal in Wilmington is on the National Register. 
Preliminary meetings with the Massachusetts Historical Commission are 
underway and hopefully will be completed this year. 

Our Educational program got off to a good start with eight third grade 
classes coming to our museum on four separate days (45 students per day) from 
the Woburn Street School in Wilmington. We certainly appreciate the support 
of all the teachers but especially Ms. Tracey Benvenga . We initially gave 
them a slide show in the school auditorium. The students were then bused to 
tour our museum where we had drawing lessons from our art professor, sang our 
canal song, drew what they would expect along or in the canal (one even drew 
a clipper ship - a tad too big for our canal - but we appreciated his 
ingenuity) and told them about locks and aqueducts and why they were 
necessary. One child said it was the "best field trip he ever had" which 
pleased us immensely. 

The Middlesex Canal Commission consists of representatives from each of the 
nine towns through which the canal passes. Our efforts to proceed with ISTEA 
and T21 money have been virtually stalled because of the gross overruns of 
the current "Big Dig." Thomas Raphael, our President, has tried everything 
to keep our cause on the radar screen of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
when funds become available. 



We always welcome new members 
who are interested in 
history, walks, being museum 
docents and good company. 

Please visit our website: 
www. middlesexcanal . org 




lospector of Beildiogs 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the 
Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and for maintaining all related records. 
In addition, all administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are handled by 
this office. 

The Inspector of Buildings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is 
William Harrison; the Wiring Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Toni LaRivee, 
Linda Reed and Wendy Martiniello make up the clerical staff, which is shared 
with the Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the 
Inspector of Buildings, how best to comply with those regulations, and to 
provide assistance to residents and others who have questions about homes and 
property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us . 







2001 




2002 








2003 




RESIDENTIAL 


No . 


V;^ 1 1 1 ;^ t" 1 on 

V CL ^ U Q ^ A. Wll 


No. 


Valuation 




No . 




Valuation 




Single Family Dwellings 


58 


6, 171, 400 


48 


5, 246, 674 




61 




8,285,550 




Additions 


117 


4, 270, 523 


159 


5, 721, 729 




163 




6, 939, 661 




Remodeling 


121 


1, 634, 267 


143 


1, 760, 176 




141 




1, 400, 240 




Utility Buildings 


10 


179, 000 


12 


211, 400 




9 




103 , 914 




Pools 


59 


520, 778 


51 


406, 125 




46 




386, 468 




Miscellaneous 


64 


379, 674 


50 


301, 059 




50 




285, 955 






429 


$13, 155, 642 


463 $13,647,163 




470 


$17, 401, 788 




COMMERCIAL 




















New Buildings 


14 


33 , 354 , 314 


2 


891, 000 




5 




6, 750, 000 




Public Buildings 


























Additions 


2 


26, 500 


6 


3, 925, 000 




2 




125, 000 




Fitups 


53 


13, 149,495 


47 


8, 194, 272 




32 




3, 615, 942 




Utility Buildings 


1 


500 










2 




5, 800 




Signs 


25 


63, 734 


12 


49, 003 




14 




42, 952 




Miscellaneous 


19 


792, 877 


17 


882 , 766 




12 




1, 147, 768 






114 


$47, 387, 420 


84 $13,942,041 




67 


$11, 687,462 




TOTAL 


543 


$60, 543, 062 


547 $27,589,204 




537 


$29, 089, 250 




REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED 


AND 


















SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 




















Building Permits 


543 


311, 245 . 00 


547 


142,449. 


00 




537 


152, 001. 


00 


Wiring Permits 


756 


48,235.50 


682 


36, 629 . 


00 




647 


25, 930 . 


00 


Gas Permits 


258 


8,271 . 00 


244 


7, 111. 


00 


224 


5, 775 . 


00 


Plumbing Permits 


350 


17, 515 . 00 


322 


12 , 245 . 


00 


265 


9, 890 . 


00 


Cert, of Inspection 


32 


1, 290 . 00 


29 


1, 306 . 


00 




36 


1, 455 . 


00 


Copies 




193 .60 




205 . 


00 






176 . 


20 


Court 























Industrial Elec. Permits 


56 


8, 400 .00 


49 


7,200 . 


00 




54 


7, 900 . 


00 




1, 995 


$395, 150 . 10 


1, 824 


$207, 145 . 


00 


1, 763 


$203, 127 . 


20 



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Board of Appeals 



Case 1-2003 Better Living Sunrooms Map 48 Parcel 13 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 1.5 feet from the side yard lot line and 9.5 feet from 
the rear yard lot line-proposing a sunroom meeting the setback requirements) 
for property located on 89 Morse Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 2-2003 Phillip & Yvonne D'Arcangelo Map 78 Parcel 49 

To amend case #81-2002 with a design change meeting the zoning setback 
requirements along with the Conservation Commission requirements for property 
located on 6 Somerset Place . 

Withdravm - without prejudice. 



Case 3-2003 Steven & Denise Carney Map 36 Parcel 15 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing a rear dormer 
on the second floor with an 18" overhang) for property located on 4 Jere 
Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 4-2003 William Wolfe c/o Robert Peterson Map 66 Parcel 68 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 15 Lawrence Court, Lot A. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 5-2003 William Wolfe c/o Robert Peterson Map 66 Parcel 68 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 15 Lawrence Court, Lot B. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



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Case 6-2003 



James H. Roberts 



Map 97 Parcel 39 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a structure to be 16 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 11 Catherine Avenue. 

Denied - did not meet the criteria for a variance. 



Case 7-2003 Gary & Patricia Kasparian Map 94 Parcel 81 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 24.7 feet from the front yard lot line-proposing an 
addition 25.6 feet from the front yard lot line) for property located on 6 
Chapman Avenue 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 8-2003 Robert M. Stornaiuolo Map 31 Parcel 56 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 19.5 feet from the front yard lot line on Dunton Road- 
proposing rear additions and an attached garage meeting the side and rear 
yard setbacks) for property located on 3 Grand Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 9-2003 Richard Molander Map 36 Parcel 66 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 29.9 feet from the front yard lot line-proposing a 
second floor and side yard addition and deck meeting the side and rear yard 
setbacks) for property located on 108 Nichols Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 10-2003 Richard Cannizaro c/o R. Peterson Map 89 Parcel 21C 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a garage to be 14.7 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 9 Frederick Drive. 

Granted - no closer than 14.7 feet from the side yard lot line. 



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Case 11-2003 



Glenn D. Sullivan c/o R. Peterson Map 69 Parcel 87 



To acquire a building permit in accordance with M.G.L. Ch . 41 §81E 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on a lot located on 
Lexington Street, a private way existing but not shown or made part of the 
Official Map for property located on Lexington Street. 

Granted - based on the opinion of Tovm Counsel. 



Case 12-2003 Gary Litchfield c/o D. Brown Map 18 Parcel 33 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
Bylaw that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing to demolish the 
existing dwelling and constructing a new dwelling meeting the setback 
requirements) for property located on 4 Pitman Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 13-2003 Gary Litchfield c/o D. Brown Map 18 Parcel 33 

To acquire a building permit in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 41 §81E 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on a lot located on 
John Street, a private way existing but not shown or made part of the 
Official Map for property located on John Street, formerly 4 Pitman Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 14-2003 Brenda Fay McLaughlin Map 41 Parcel 33 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks -proposing a 12' 
X 12' addition meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 7 
Belmont Avenue . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 15-2003 



Kevin Sc Karie Carpenito 



Map 78 Parcel 38 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the side yard setback-proposing a second floor 
addition, 8-foot bump out at the rear of the dwelling, a deck in the back and 
a covered stairway in front, meeting the setback requirements) for property 
located on 53 North Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 16-2003 Christine Groves Map 36 Parcel 86+ 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase the nonconforming nature of the structure (existing 
dwelling is 9.8 feet from the front yard lot line-proposing a second floor 
addition and a 5'6"x7'6" addition to the front, 9' 3" from the front lot line) 
for property located on 119 Nichols Street. 

Granted - the proposed alteration does not exceed 50% of the combined 

floor area and will not be more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 17-2003 Renee Marchand & Denise Shanning Map 40 Parcel 154 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing a 16 'x 14' 
addition meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 68 Lowell 
Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 18-2003 Michael Welch, Quality Additions Map 43 Parcel 34 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing a I'x 1' two- 
story addition off the side, a deck and two-story addition no closer to the 
lot lines than the existing dwelling) for property located on 19 Washington 
Avenue . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 19-2003 



Robert & Elaine Ferrera 



Map 44 Parcel 92 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks -proposing a 
deck to the rear meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 2 
Phi Hips Avenue . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 20-2003 Pamela Baron & Joseph Burke Map 50 Parcel 26 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, width, depth, frontage and setbacks- 
proposing an addition meeting the side yard setback) for property located on 
110 Parker Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 21-2003 Tam Development Corp. Map 12 & 25 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7.7 - Groundwater 
Protection District for property located on 943 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 22-2003 Kathleen McCarthy Map 75 Parcel 2 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment for property located on 490 Woburn Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law- 



Case 23-2003 Gary Roberts Map 62 Parcel 23 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, frontage, width and front yard setback 
on Grant Street -proposing an addition meeting the rear yard setback) for 
property located on 116 Federal Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 24-2003 



Wilmington 4*^^ of July Committee 



Map 63 Parcel 10 



To acquire a Special Permit for a carnival during the 4*^*^ of July Celebration 
at property located on 159 Church Street. 

Granted 



Case 25-2003 Patricia Malone Map 34 Parcel 42 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing a second floor 
addition) for property located on 3 Railroad Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 26-2003 Patricia Malone Map 34 Parcel 42 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment for property located on 3 Railroad Avenue. 

Granted - meets the rec[uirements of the By-law. 



Case 27-2003 Nicholas & Rose Carrozza Map 49 Parcel 142 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment addition for property located at 33 Allen Park Drive. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 28-2003 Russell & Barbara Calla Map 59 Parcel 19 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment addition for property located at 8 Kenwood Avenue. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 29-2003 Jose Couto c/o R. Peterson Map 42 Parcel 22J 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase a nonconforming structure (existing lot has insufficient 
area and depth-proposing to demolish the existing building and constructing a 
new building) for property located on 323 Main Street. 

Granted - the proposed alteration does not exceed 50% of the combined 

floor area and will not be more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 30-2003 



Michael & Kristen McKenna 



Map 84 Parcel 17 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, width and setbacks -proposing to demolish 
and reconstruct a deck meeting the setback requirements) for property located 
on 11 Royal Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 31-2003 Mark O'Donoghue Map 6 Parcel 86 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase a nonconforming structure (existing lot has insufficient 
area and depth-proposing to demolish the existing deck and rebuilding a 
larger deck within the rear yard setback) for property located on 302 
Burlington Avenue. 

Granted - the proposed alteration does not exceed 50% of the combined 

floor area and will not be more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 32-2003 Gregory & Elizabeth McGowan Map 13 Parcel 3 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing a two-story 
addition meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 364 
Chestnut Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 33-2003 Gerardine A. Walsh Map 48 Parcel 39 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the side yard setbacks-proposing an addition and 
deck no closer than the existing dwelling on one side and meeting the side 
and rear yard setback requirements) for property located on 11 Denault Drive. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 34-2003 



John 5c Amy Whalen 



Map 78 Parcel 2 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing an addition no 
closer to the front yard than the existing dwelling) for property located on 
34 North Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 35-2003 Craig S. Newhouse Map 9 Parcels 1 & 2 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 112 Aldrich Road. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 36-2003 Steven Carbone Map 34 Parcel 126 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, frontage and width-proposing a deck 
meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 41 Burnap Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 38-2003 Frank & Marilyn DiBenedetto Map 54 Parcel 211 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing an addition 
meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 4 Wicks Circle. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 39-2003 



Janice & Michael Stevens 



Map 35 Parcel 10 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient width, depth and front yard setback-proposing 
an addition no closer than the existing dwelling from the front lot line and 
meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for property located on 16 South 
Street . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 40-2003 John Mulholland Map 36 Parcel 78 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, width, front and side yard setbacks- 
proposing an addition no closer to the side yard than the existing dwelling 
and meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for property located on 13 3 
Nichols Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 41-2003 Glenn Sullivan c/o R. Peterson Map 69 Parcel 87 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area and width-proposing a second floor 
addition meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 20 
Cunningham Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 42-2003 Frank Leverone c/o R. Peterson Map 53 Parcel 31 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, frontage and width-proposing to demolish 
existing foundation and rebuilding a new dwelling meeting the setback 
requirements) for property located on 1 St. Paul Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 43-2003 



NER Construction c/o R. Peterson 



Map 37 Parcel 5 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing building is within the side yard setback-proposing an addition no 
closer to the side yard lot line than the existing building) for property 
located on 867 Woburn Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 44-2003 Scott MacKenzie Map 69 Parcel 37 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks -proposing to 
demolish the existing dwelling and rebuilding a dwelling 20 feet from the 
front and 15.2 feet from the side yard lot line) for property located on 8 
Allston Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 45-2003 Joseph Langone c/o D. Brown Map 27 Parcel 14F 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property Ideated on 7 Sachem Circle. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 46-2003 Christian Botte Map 18 Parcel 2 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling has insufficient front and side yard setback-proposing a 
second floor addition) for property located on 12 Boutwell Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 47-2003 



Alastair Hudson 



Map 32 Parcel 50 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, width, depth, frontage, front and side 
yard setbacks -proposing an addition no closer to the side yard than the 
existing dwelling and meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for property 
located on 133 Nichols Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 48-2003 Stephen Lawrenson Map 6 Parcel 103 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, width, depth, frontage, front and side 
yard setbacks-proposing to demolish the existing dwelling and constructing a 
new dwelling no closer to the setbacks than the existing dwelling) for 
property located on 281 Burlington Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 49-2003 S.E.W.J.O.B. Realty Trust Map 78 Parcel 12A 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, and depth-proposing to demolish existing 
dwelling and rebuilding a new dwelling meeting the setback requirements) for 
property located on lOA Dadant Drive. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 50-2003 Philip J. Enos Map 78 Parcel 17 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a garage to be 10 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 25 Dadant Drive. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 51-2003 Sprint Spectrum LP Map Rl Parcel 18G 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 for a Wireless 
Communications Facility for property located on 26 Upton Drive. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



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Case 52-2003 



Eric Kwiatkowski 



Map 62 Parcel 4 8 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front and side yard setback-proposing a 
second floor addition and replacing the side deck) for property located on 
109 Federal Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 53-2003 Amy & Ricardo Wong Map 41 Parcel 19 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing a second story 
addition) for property located on 22 Belmont Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 54-2003 Ronald Judkins Map 77 Parcel 24A 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area and width-proposing an addition meeting 
the setback requirements) for property located on 24 Liberty Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 55-2003 Chris & Veronica Diorio Map 107 Parcel 29 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
and §9.6 for a farmers porch to be 37 feet from the front lot line when 40 
feet is required for property located on 6 Castle Drive. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 56-2003 Subway (Sixpack Investments) Map 43 Parcel 2 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 Limited Service 
Restaurant for property located on 285 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



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Case 57-2003 



Suzanne K. Kenney 



Map 49 Parcel 105 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory- 
Apartment for property located on 6 Allen Park Drive. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 58-2003 KARD, Inc. c/o Alan Altman Esq. Map 38 Parcel ID 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.9, 3.6.6 and 4.1.10 to 
conduct a business and professional office, Veterinary care and indoor 
breeding laboratory for medical and scientific research and scientific 
development for property located on 760 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 59-2003 Maria Harrison/ Joseph Vultaggio Map 30 Parcel 64A 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase the nonconforming nature of the structure (existing lot 
has insufficient area, width and rear yard setback-proposing an addition 26 
feet from the front yard lot line when 40 is required, not exceeding 50% of 
the combined floor area of the existing dwelling) for property located on 15 
Burt Road . 

Granted - the proposed alteration does not exceed 50% of the combined 

floor area and will not be more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 60-2003 Charles & July Benson Map 36 Parcel 37 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
Bylaw that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, frontage, width, front and side yard 
setback-proposing a second story addition on the existing dwelling) for 
property located on 26 Fairmeadow Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 61-2003 Charlene F. Connors, Tr. Map 36 Parcel 136 

Seeking to modify variance 62-93 to convert a hammerhead lot to a conforming 
lot for property located on 12 Kansas Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 62-2003 



Michael H. Leighton 



Map 36 Parcel 13A 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structures does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, width, depth, frontage, front and side 
yard setbacks -proposing an addition to the rear meeting the setback 
requirements) for property located on 22 Fairmeadow Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 63-2003 Denco Builders Map 43 Parcel 17 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient side yard setback-proposing- a porch meeting 
the setback requirements) for property located on 62 Washington Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 64-2003 Eric Albanese Map 44 Parcel 33A 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase a nonconforming structure (existing lot has insufficient 
frontage and width-proposing a deck 13.1 feet from the rear yard lot line 
when 15 feet is required, but will not exceed 50% of the combined floor area) 
for property located on 14 A Hobson Avenue. Amended to §6.1.2.1. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 65-2003 Francis E. Hughes Map 84 Parcel 21 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase a nonconforming structure (existing lot has insufficient 
area, width, depth and front yard setback-proposing to demolish the existing 
front steps and replacing with a shorter, covered landing and stairs) for 
property located on 3 Royal Street. 

Granted - the proposed alteration does not exceed 50% of the combined 

floor area and will not be more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 66-2003 Northeastern Development Map 81 Parcel 6 

Seeking a Comprehensive Permit to construct 4 8 garden- style condominium units 
in an age-restricted community in accordance with MGL Chapter 40B under the 
State's Local Initiative Program for property located on 195 Salem Street. 

Fending 



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Case 67-2003 



Robert & Darlene Mauriello 



Map 55 Parcel 146 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase the nonconforming nature of the structure (existing lot 
has insufficient area, width, frontage, front and side yard setbacks- 
proposing to lift existing dwelling and construct a basement) for property 
located on 5 Fairfield Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 68-2003 William R. Caperci Map 81 Parcel 25 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling has insufficient front yard setback-proposing an addition 
no closer to the front than the existing dwelling) for property located on 40 
Birchwood Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 69-2003 Paul F. Sferrazza Map 33 Parcel 34A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
for an addition to be 2 feet from the front yard setback on Hardin Street 
when 4 feet is required for property located on 16 Houghton Road. 

Granted - no closer than 20 feet from the front yard lot line on Hardin 
Street. 



Case 70-2003 Kneeland Construction Map 34 Parcel 110 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, side and front yard setbacks-proposing a 
second floor addition) for property located on 22 Burnap Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 71-2003 Biagio & Josephine Pavone Map 45 Parcel 79 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 10 feet from the side lot line-proposing to demolish 
the existing dwelling and rebuilding a new dwelling 16 feet from the side 
yard lot line) for property located on 34 Cottage Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 72-2003 



Joseph F. McCarthy 



Map 81 Parcel 75A 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for a second floor 
addition Accessory Apartment for property located on 14 Birchwood Road. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 73-2003 Robert & Debra Donoghue Map 41 Parcel 20 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 13 feet from the front yard lot line on Belmont Avenue 
and 9.8 feet from the front yard lot line on Hanover Street -proposing a porch 
meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 24 Belmont Avenue 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 74-2003 Pandolfo Company Inc. Map 41 Parcel 130 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7.6 and §6.6.7.7 Ground 
Water Protection District for property located on 52 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 75-2003 Dunmore Realty Trust Map 31 Parcel 61 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing to demolish the 
existing dwelling and rebuilding a new dwelling 25 feet from the front yard 
lot line and meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for property located on 
18 Dunmore Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 76-2003 Frederick D. Shaw Map 67 Parcel 21 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
Bylaw that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks -proposing a 
second floor addition) for property located on 14 Dobson Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 77-2003 



Christian Botte 



Map 18 Parcel 2 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law to increase the nonconforming nature of the structure (existing 
dwelling is within the side yard setback-proposing a front porch 25 feet from 
the front yard lot line) for property located on 12 Boutwell Street. 

Granted - the proposed alteration does not exceed 50% of the combined 

floor area and will not be more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 78-2003 Scott Peacock Map 21 Parcel 5-29 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 38 feet from the front lot line-proposing a garage no 
closer to the front yard lot line than the existing dwelling) for property 
located on 11 Bond Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 79-2003 Tom & Jennifer Sheerin Map 76 Parcel 4 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area and front yard setback-proposing a two- 
story addition 26.3 feet from the front yard lot line) for property located 
on 507 Woburn Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 80-2003 Marie Normoyle Map 70 Parcel 76 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area-proposing an addition meeting the setback 
requirements) for property located on 3 7 Lloyd Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 81-2003 



Roger & Kathy Kindred 



Map 3 5 Parcel 4 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, side and front yard setbacks -proposing 
an addition meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 2 South 
Street . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 82-2003 David Newhouse, Jr. Map 20 Parcel 11 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is 38 feet from the front yard lot line when 40 feet is 
required-proposing a two-story addition meeting the setback requirements) for 
property located on 18 Kendall Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 83-2003 William Savosik Map 88 Parcel 26T 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment addition for property located on 3 Marcia Road. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 84-2003 Better Living Sunrooms Map 94 Parcel 86 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks -proposing an 
addition meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 4 Coolidge 
Road . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 85-2003 



Robert Frasca 



Map 58 Parcel 14 



Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has no frontage on Woburn Street -proposing an addition meeting 
the setback requirements) for property located on 602 Woburn Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 86-2003 David Newhouse Jr. Map 70 Parcel 46 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient area, frontage, width and front yard setback- 
proposing to demolish existing dwelling and rebuild a dwelling 29 feet from 
the front yard lot line and meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for 
property located on 5 West Jamaica Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 87-2003 Richard Stuart Jr., c/o D. Brown Map 32 Parcel 5 

Seeking a determination by the Board under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure 
(existing lot has insufficient frontage, area, width, front and side yard 
setbacks-proposing to reconstruct a new dwelling 10 feet from the side yard 
lot lines and 30 feet from the front lot line) for property located on 12 
Nassau Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 88-2003 Richard Stuart, Jr., c/o D. Brown Map 32 Parcel 6 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) 
§5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4 and 5.2.5 to construct a single family dwelling 
on a lot having insufficient frontage, area, width, front and side yard 
setbacks for property located on Nassau Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 89-2003 Richard Stuart, Jr., c/o D. Brown Map 32 Parcel 4 & 5 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) 
§5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4 and 5.2.5 to construct a single family dwelling 
on a lot having insufficient frontage, area, width, front and side yard 
setbacks for property located on 12 Nassau Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 90-2003 



David & Tina Bavota 



Map 63 Parcel 12 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks-proposing a second floor 
addition) for property located on 34 Adams Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 91-2003 KARD, Inc. Map 38 Parcel ID 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7.2 Ground Water 
Protection District for property located on 760 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 92-2003 Stephen Phillips Map 87 Parcel 6B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an existing dwelling to remain 16.84 feet from the side yard lot line 
when 20 feet is required for property located on 55 High Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 93-2003 Stephen Phillips Map 87 Parcel 6B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 55 High Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 94-2003 Joseph C. Medeiros Map 17 Parcel 2E 

To acquire a Special Permit under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law to 
increase the nonconforming nature of the structure (existing dwelling is 
within the front yard setback-proposing a garage 27 feet from the front yard 
lot line and 16 feet from the side yard lot line) for property located on 15 
Marion Street. Amended to §6.1.2.1. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 95-2003 John & Bonnie Davy Map 44 Parcel 56 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks-proposing a two-story 
addition no closer to the side than the existing dwelling) for property 
located on 4 6 Brand Avenue. 



Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 96-2003 



Douglas R. Ware 



Map 69 Parcel 74D 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
garage is within the rear and side yard setbacks-proposing to demolish the 
existing garage and replace it with a two-car garage no closer than the 
existing garage to the side and rear yard lot lines) for property located on 
21 Cunningham Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 97-2003 Donna Legro Map 30 Parcel 21 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks -proposing an addition and 
deck meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 6 Cedar 
Street . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 98-2003 Presidential Development Corp. Map 35 Parcel 56E 

To appeal the decision of the Inspector of Buildings and direct him to issue 
a building permit for property located on 18 New Hampshire Road. 

Denied - based on the opinion of Town Counsel . 



Case 99-2003 Robert G. Grady, Jr. Map 55 Parcel 205 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback-proposing to demolish existing deck 
and rebuilding an enclosed porch and deck meeting the setback requirements) 
for property located on 37-39 Main Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 100-2003 



Patrick McCarthy 



Map 20 Parcel 32 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing lot 
has insufficient area, depth, front and side yard setback-proposing an 
addition meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for property located on 1 
Kendall Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 101-2003 Maurice Brule Map 36 Parcel 14 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing lot 
has insufficient area and front yard setback-proposing a second floor 
addition) for property located on 2 Jere Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 102-2003 David & Kellie Balestrieri Map 47 Parcel 19 

A. Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning Bylaw 
that a proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not 
increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing 
structure (existing dwelling is in a General Industrial Zone and has 
insufficient front yard setback-proposing an addition meeting the side 
and rear yard setbacks) 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 

nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 

and 

B. A Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment 
for property located on 124 Eames Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 103-2003 William & Deborah McGondel Map 30 Parcel 42 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing lot 
has insufficient area, width, depth, front and side yard setbacks -proposing a 
second floor addition) for property located on 20 Burt Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 104-2003 



Edmund & Gloria Corcoran 



Map 58 Parcel 10 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing lot 
has insufficient area, depth, and front yard setback-proposing an addition 
meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 615 Woburn Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconf onning nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 105-2003 JohnSons Rlty Trust c/o R. Peterson Map 73 Parcels 2,53,53B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) to 
subdivide a parcel of land and to allow the existing building to remain 2.3 
feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property 
located on 316-322 Lowell Street. 

Granted - allow the existing buildings to remain as situated on the lots. 



TOWN MEETINGS & ELECTIONS 




During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the 
Constable in each of the six (6) precincts. 

Annual Town Meeting and Town Election March 13, 2003 

Special Town Meeting May 16, 2003 




Veterans' Day Ceremonies at Town Common. 



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WARRANT ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 19, 2003 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the 
manner prescribed in the By-laws of said town, you are hereby directed to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in town affairs 
to meet and assemble at the West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 and 2), the 
Wildwood School (Precincts 3 and 4) and the Town Hall Auditorium (Precincts 5 
and 6), Saturday the nineteenth day of April, A.D. 2003 at 9:45 o'clock in 
the forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 
8:00 p.m. for the election of town officers: 

ARTICLE 1 . To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the 
following named offices to wit: One Selectman for the term of Three Years; 
One Selectman for the term of One Year (unexpired term) ; One Moderator for 
the term of Three Years; Two Members of the School Committee for the term of 
Three Years; Two Members of the School Committee for the term of Two Years 
(unexpired terms) ; One Member of the Housing Authority for the term of Five 
Years; One Member of the Redevelopment Authority for the term of Five Years; 
and one member of the Regional Vocational Technical School Committee for the 
term of Three Years . 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said 
inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections 
and town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet in the Town 
Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of 
Wilmington, on Saturday the twenty-sixth day of April, A.D. 2003 at 10:30 
a.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town 
Clerk, Kathleen M. Scanlon at the Town Hall, Priscilla "Pat" Ward, former 
Town Clerk, at the West Intermediate School and the Assistant Town Clerk, 
Carolyn M. Kenney at the Wildwood School. 

All voting machines were opened and the zero sheets were posted so that the 
candidates could examine them before the polls were opened. The checkers 
were prepared with their voting lists and voter identification cards and 
everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 



The results were as follows: 

SELECTMEN for three years (vote for one) 



Robert J. Cain 3 9 

Gerald R. Duggan 76 

Karl I . Sagal 7 

Frank West 2 

Ann L. Yurek 448 
Blanks 
Total 



Selectmen for one year (vote for one) 
Suzanne Sullivan 
Daniel C. Wandell, Jr. 
Blanks 
Total 



Voted 
655 
875 
266 

1, 575 
331 

92 

3, 794 



3, 794 



Arlene Avenue 
Butters Row 
Lawrence Court 
Birchwood Road 
Shawsheen Avenue 



60 Lawrence Street 2,600 
889 Main Street 1,104 

90 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three years (vote for two) 



Michael R. Baker" 3 9 


Burnap Street 


1,288 


Mark DiGiovanni 12 


Chapman Avenue 


2 , 510 


Anthony Quincy Vale 46 


Middlesex Avenue 


773 


Blanks 




3 , 017 


Total 




7,588 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE for two years 


(vote for two) 




Theresa Buonopane 14 


Everett Avenue 


1, 866 


Marilyn Lamson 7 


Frederick Drive 


2, 001 


Blanks 




3 , 721 


Total 




7, 588 


MODERATOR for three years (vote 


for one) 




James C. Stewart 16 


Stonehedge Drive 


2 , 629 


Blanks 




1, 165 


Total 




3,794 


HOUSING AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one) 




Robert C. DiPasquale 9 


Englewood Drive 


2, 532 


Blanks 




1,262 


Total 




3, 794 


REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one) 




Jason Tildsley 7 


Lorin Drive 


2,491 


Blanks 




1, 303 


Total 




3,794 


SHAWSHEEN REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three years 


(vote for one) 


James M. Gillis 120 


Federal Street 


2, 506 


Blanks 




1,288 


Total 




3, 794 



The final results of this election were ready at 10:15 p.m. and the elected 
officers present were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by 
Town Clerk Kathleen M. Scanlon. The total number of votes cast was 3,7 94, 
which included 222 absentee ballots. Wilmington now has 14,290 registered 
voters and 27% voted in this election. 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
APRIL 26, 2003 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

with a quorum present at 10:55 a.m. (150) 
James Stewart, Town Moderator, opened the 
meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He 
then read the names of departed town 
workers, members of committees and boards 
who had passed away during the past year. 
Also a remembrance of the members of our 
armed forces who have given their life in 
the line of duty and honoring all who serve 
in the armed forces . He then introduced 
our newly elected and re-elected town 
officials and thanked previous office 
holders . 

Long may She Wave! 

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The Moderator began to read the warrant and was interrupted by Selectman 
Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of 
the warrant and take up and make reference to each article by number." 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2 . To hear reports of committees and act thereon. Motion by Michael 
A. Caira, "I move to pass over this article." Motion seconded and so voted 
to pass over. 

ARTICLE 3 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years; or do 
anything in relation thereto. Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move to pass 
over this article." Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 4 . To see if the town will vote to authorize the 

Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Selectmen, to enter into an 
agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2004 and for a term not to 
exceed three years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain 
funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said institutions 
providing banking services; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that the town vote authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Selectmen, to enter 
into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 
53F of the Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks 
doing business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during 
Fiscal Year 2004 and for a term not to exceed three years, which 
will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit 
with such institutions in return for said institutions providing 
banking services." Finance Committee recommended approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5 . To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses 
of the town and the salaries of several town officers and departments and 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from 
available funds or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 



Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, Chairman of the Finance Committee, 
"I move that the several and respective sums as recommended and 
presented by the Finance Committee be raised by taxation or by 
transfer from available funds and appropriated for the purpose 
set forth in Article 5, each department's budget to be taken up 
and voted on in the order they appear, subject to amendment and 
each department's budget not open for reconsideration until the 
entire budget is voted." Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Voted 



Selectmen - Legislative 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



$ 3,600 
14 , 050 
17, 650 



Selectmen - Elections 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



20, 719 
3, 750 
24, 469 



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Registrars of Voters 

Salaries 1,825 

Expenses 5,250 

Total 7,075 

Finance Committee 

Salaries 1,200 

Expenses 7,695 

Total 8,895 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 105,754 

Other Salaries 266,498 

Expenses 66,388 

Furnishings & Equipment 1,000 

Total 439,640 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 76,048 

Other Salaries 175,060 

Expenses 2 , 450 

Total 253,558 

Treasurer /Col lector 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 62,021 

Other Salaries 130,715 

Expenses 20,525 

Amt . Cert. Tax Title 20,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 1,500 

Total 234,761 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 63,694 

Other Salaries 83,805 

Expenses 2 , 635 

Total 150,134 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 79,873 

Other Salaries 83,621 

Expenses 52,700 

Appraisals & Inventories 45,000 

ATB Costs 25,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 286,194 

Town Counsel 

Legal Services 112,800 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 650 

Expenses 100 

Total 750 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1, 535, 926 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



Police 

Salary - Chief 

Salary - Deputy Chief 

Salary - Lieutenants 

Salary - Sergeants 

Salary - Patrolmen 

Salary - Clerical 

Salary - Part Time 

Salary - Overtime 

Salary - Paid Holidays 

Salary - Specialists 

Salary - Night Differential 

Salary - Incentive 
Sick Leave Buyback 
Expenses 
Total 



93, 586 
74 ,292 

124, 756 

321, 347 
1,513,689 
63 , 372 
10,400 

296, 010 
93,691 
10, 500 
39,780 

303,596 
16, 142 

191, 217 
3 , 152 , 378 



Fire 

Salary - Chief 

Salary - Deputy Chief 

Salary - Lieutenants 

Salary - Privates 

Salary - Clerk 

Salary - Part Time 

Salary - Overtime 

Salary - Paid Holidays 

Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 

Salary - Fire Alarm 
Sick Leave Buyback 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



93, 586 
71, 318 
304, 545 
1,463,418 
40, 919 
13,455 
281, 700 
102, 189 
11, 225 
16, 000 
17,400 
104, 320 



2, 520, 075 



Public Safety Central Dispatch 
Personnel Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



426, 647 
11, 000 
5, 000 

q 

442, 647 



Animal Control 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 



29,380 
4,325 
33, 705 

6. 148. 805 



PUBLIC WORKS 

Personnel Services 
Superintendent 
Engineer - Full Time 
Engineer - Part Time 
Highway - Full Time 
Highway - Overtime 
Highway - Part Time 
Highway - Seasonal 
Stream Maintenance - 
Tree - Full Time 



Seasonal 



83 , 820 
178, 667 
7,200 
975, 961 
53 , 700 
11, 596 
14, 880 
16, 740 
148, 919 



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Tree - Overtime 


5,880 


Parks/Grounds - Full Time 


267, 873 


Parks/Grounds - Overtime 


16, 560 


Cemetery - Full Time 


126, 010 


Cemetery - Overtime 


9, 110 


Snow & Ice-Ex. Help/0. T. 


144 , 465 


Total 


2,061,381 


Contractual Services 




Engineer 


3,200 


Engineer - Training & Conference 


2, 000 


Highway 


68, 200 


Highway - Repair Town Vehicles 


96, 400 


Highway - Training & Conference 


3, 100 


Tree 


3, 000 


Parks/Grounds 


24, 000 


Cemetery 


4,100 


Road Machinery - Repair 


68, 000 


Public Street Lights 


206, 500 


Rubbish Collection & Disposal 


2, 029, 600 


Snow & Ice - Repairs 


16, 245 


Snow & Ice - Misc. Services 


125, 000 


Total 


2,649,345 


Materials & Supplies 




Engineer 


3,500 


Highway 


39, 000 


Highway - Const. Supplies & Road Improvements 


77, 000 


Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 


91, 390 


Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 


70, 590 


Stream Maintenance - Expenses 


1, 000 


Tree 


6, 395 


Parks / GTOunds 


17,900 


Cemetery 


13, 650 


Drainage Projects 


33,000 


Snow & Ice - Sand & Salt 


96, 870 




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Total 


454, 295 


Furnishings & Equipment 


31,100 




D, xy 1 X ^ ± 


SEWER 




Personnel Services 


61,278 


Maintenance & Operations 


111, 870 


Total 


173, 148 


TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 


5, 369, 269 



Article 5A. Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum 
of $5,369, 269 be appropriated for the Department of Public 
Works; the sum of $35,000 to be raised by transfer from the Sale 
of Cemetery Lots Account and the sum of $15 , 000 to be raised by 
transfer from the Interest Cemetery Trust Funds and that both 
amounts be applied to line item Personnel Services Cemetery - 
Full Time and that the balance of $5,319,269 be raised by 
taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 



Board of Health 



Salarv - Dirpct'OT 

*-j -1. di -i- y ^ V— _i_ 


O D / X -7 17 


Other Salaries 


137, 655 


Expenses 


10, 285 


Mental Health 


30 , 700 


Total 


^ ^ J , O J ^ 


Sealer of Weights & Measures 




Salaries 


4,800 


Expenses 


100 


Total 


4 , 900 


Planning & Conservation 




Salary - Director 


68,478 


Other Salaries 


165 , 152 


Expenses 


15 , 175 


Furnishings & Equipment 


400 


Total 


249, 205 


Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 




Salary - Building Inspector 


61,610 


Other Salaries 


93, 611 


l^^v C XX O ^ O 


5,065 


L U X- XX ^ O XX ^ XXV^ O OC X-J LX _L L./ 1 1 X X U> 


800 


Total 


X O J. , o o 


TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 


659 030 






Salary - Superintendent 


93, 586 


Other Salaries 


1, 929, 926 


Overtime 


40, 000 


Part Time - Seasonal 


14, 880 


Heating Fuel 


365, 000 


XJ X ^ \^ ^ ^ ^ \^ ^ ^ Y 


160 000 

■X. U V / V V V 


Utilities 


82,000 


Expenses 


341, 585 


TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 


3 , 026, 977 


HUMAN SERVICES 








Q 3 *1 3 "K"^ 7" — D a V ^ T* T m d A r~r Q "n ^ 
octXaXy ira,XU XXIUti M.y dl U 


7 R n n 


i_j k_/ d X o c o 


2,050 


A Q Q "i cii"^!!/^^ 1~ T";^ n Q 


15 , 000 


Total 


o ^ c c n 

Z fl , D D U 


Library 




Salary - Director 


65 , 648 


Other Salaries 


480, 905 


Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 


31, 920 


Expenses 


123, 351 


Furnishings & Equipment 





Total 


701, 824 



Recreation 

Salary - Director 53,096 

Other - Salaries 51,962 

Expenses 3,300 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 108,358 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 52,821 

Other Salaries 72,286 

Expenses 35 , 677 

Total 160,784 

Historical Commission 

Salaries 23,100 

Expenses 4,000 

Total 27,100 

Commission on Disabilities 

Salaries 200 

Expenses 300 

Total 500 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 1. 023 , 116 

SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 23,753,860 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 

Technical High School District 2 , 812 , 178 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 26, 566, 038 

ARTICLE 5B. Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum 
of $23,753, 860 be appropriated for Wilmington School Department 
of which $750 , OOP be raised by transfer from Available Funds - 
Free Cash and that the remaining balance of $23,003,860 be raised 
by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 5C . Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum 
of $2,812,178 be appropriated to the Shawsheen Valley Regional 
Vocational Technical High School District of which the sum of 
$100,000 be raised by transfer from Available Funds - Free Cash 
and that the remaining balance of $2,712,178 be raised by 
taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 3,517,275 

Public Safety 1,113,300 

General Government 

Sewer 212,000 

Water 
Interest on Anticipation Notes & 

Authorization Fees & Misc. Debt 125 , 500 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 4 . 968 , 075 



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UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 
Insurance 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 
Veteran's Retirement 

Employee Retirement - Unused Sick Leave 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 

Salary Adjust. & Additional Costs 

Local Trans . /Training Conferences 

Out-of-state Travel 

Computer Maintenance & Expenses 

Records Storage 

Annual Audit 

Ambulance Billing 

Town Report 

Professional & Technical Services 
Reserve Fund 



685, 200 
4, 996,220 



18 , 000 
30, 000 
12, 000 
25, 000 
250, OOP 



13 , 399 
25, 000 
370, 000 
125 , 000 
5, 000 





48, 512 




TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 



6, 603, 331 



ARTICLE 5D . Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum 
of $4,968,075 be appropriated for Maturing Debt and Interest of 
which the sum of $135,769 be raised by transfer from Available 
Funds - Free Cash and be applied to the line item Maturing Debt 
and Inte rest. Schools and that the sum of $278, 500 be raised by 
transfer from Available Funds - Free Cash and be applied to the 
line item Maturing Debt and Interest, Public Safety and that the 
balance of $4,553,806 be raised by taxation." Motion seconded 
and so voted. 

ARTICLE 5E. Motion by Barry Mulholland, "I move that the sum of 
$6 , 603 ,331 be appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve of which 
the sum of $64,2 87 be raised by transfer from Water Department 
Available Funds and be applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - 
Insurance Account; and that the sum of $253 , 136 be raised by 
transfer from Water Department Available Funds and the sum of 
$750 , 000 be raised by transfer from Available Funds - Free Cash, 
the total of which $1,003,136 be applied to Unclassified and 
Reserve - Employee Health and Life Insurance Account and the sum 
of $12,617 be raised by transfer from Water Department Available 
Funds and applied to Unclassified and Reserve - Medicare 
Employees' Contribution Account and that the remaining balance of 
$5,523,291 be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 



ARTICLE 6 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of new and replacement capital equipment, including 
but not limited to the following items, and further to authorize the sale or 
turn-in, if any, and for the use of the department so designated and to 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, 
borrowing or any combination thereof: 

(a) Police Department 

Purchase of two (2) replacement police cruisers. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $47,600 for the purchase 
of two (2) replacement police cruisers for the Police Department, 
and further to authorize the sale or turn-in, if any, of said 
replaced vehicles." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $47,600. 



TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 



29.334,529 



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(b) Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement ambulance. 



Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by transfer from Available Funds - Free Cash the sum of $145 , OOP 
for the purchase of one (1) Ambulance for the Fire Department." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $145, OOP . 

(c) Public Works Department 
Purchase of one (1) one -ton dump truck. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $45 , PPP for the purchase 
of one (1) one-ton dump truck for the Department of Public Works, 
and further to authorize the sale or turn- in, if any, of said 
replaced vehicle." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $45 , PPP . 

(d) Public Works Department 
Purchase of one (1) replacement tractor with front bucket and 3 -point 
hitch . 

Motion by Suzanne M. Sullivan, "I move that the town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $25 , PPP for the purchase of one 
(1) one-ton tractor with front bucket and 3 -point hitch for the 
Department of Public Works, and further to authorize the sale or 
turn-in, if any, of said replaced vehicle." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $25 , PPP . 

(e) Elderly Services Department 
Purchase of one (1) replacement handicapped accessible van. 

Motion by Frank West, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $48 , PPP for the purchase 
one handicapped accessible van for the Elderly Services 
Department, and further to authorize the sale or turn-in, if 
of said replaced vehicle." Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $48 , PPP . 

ARTICLE 7 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to purchase a replacement brush chipper for the Department of Public 
Works and to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $29 , PPP to purchase a 
replacement brush chipper for the Department of Public Works and 
further to authorize the sale or turn-in, if any, of said 
replaced equipment." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $29 , PPP . 

ARTICLE 8 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of a tractor mounted Verti -drain for the Department of 
Public Works and to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by 
taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 



of 
any. 



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Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $20,000 for the purchase 
of a tractor mounted Verti-drain for the Department of Public 
Works" . Finance Committee recommends approval . Motion seconded 
and so voted, $20,000. 



ARTICLE 9 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the replacement of approximately 10,314 square feet of roof area at 
the Woburn Street School and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $99,000 for the 
replacement of approximately 10,314 square feet of roof area at 
the Woburn Street School . " Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $99,000 . 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to determine the scope of work needed to clean-up lead contamination at 
the town's former firing range and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Suzanne M. Sullivan, "I move that the town vote to 
raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $25 , 000 to conduct a 
feasibility analysis and formulate the scope of work needed to 
clean-up lead contamination at the town's former firing range." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $25, 000 . 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the town will vote to transfer from available funds in 
the Fiscal Year 2003 budget, a sum or sums of money for the operation of 
various town departments and expenses; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the Town vote to 
transfer from the Fiscal Year 2003 budget, the sum of $1 , 067 , OOP 
from the following accounts: 



Fire, Salary - Privates 27,000 

Public Safety Central Dispatch- 
Personnel Services 15,000 

Public Works, Personnel Services - 

Engineer - Full Time 28,000 

Engineer - Part Time 5,000 

Highway, Full Time 55,000 

Highway, Overtime 4,000 

Tree, Full Time 20,000 

Parks and Grounds, Full Time 75,000 

Public Works, Contractual Services - 

Public Street Lights 40,000 

Rubbish Collection and Disposal 700,000 

Planning and Conservation, Other Salaries 20,000 

Public Buildings, Other Salaries 50,000 

Library, Other Salaries 28,000 



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And further to transfer the sum of $580 , 317 from Available Funds - 
Free Cash; the entire amount of available funds being $1, 647, 317 to 
the following fiscal year 2003 accounts: 



Police, Salary — Incentive 


10 , 000 


Fire, Salary — Lieutenants 


n O A A 

/ , BOO 


Public Works, Personnel Services — 






Q c n n n 


Public Works, Contractual Services — 




Snow and Ice Repairs 


T C A A 

1 , bOO 


Snow and Ice Miscellaneous Services 


"3 T AAA 


Public Works, Materials and Supplies - 




Snow and Ice Sand and Salt 


A 1 C A A 

41 , bOO 






Heating Fuel 


60, 000 


Utilities 


20, 000 


Expenses 


48, 000 


Recreation, Salary - Director 


10, 000 


Schools, Shawsheen Valley Regional 




Technical High School 


21, 517 


Unclassified and Reserve - Insurance 


100, 000 


Employee Health and Life Insurance 


1, 200, 000 




$1, 647, 317 



ARTICLE 12 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money from available funds for the Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 
Construction Fund Account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank West, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate from Chapter 90 Construction Funds the sum of 
$403 , 708 to the Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 
Construction Fund Account . " Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $403,708. 

Random selection of articles began at Article 13 . 

ARTICLE 13. (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of providing senior citizen work 
opportunities for services rendered to the town in accordance with the Town' s 
Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate a sum of $ 10 , 000 for the purpose of 
providing senior citizen work opportunities for services rendered 
to the town in accordance with the Town's Senior Citizen Tax 
Work-Off Program." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $ 10,000 . 

ARTICLE 14 ■ (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $5,000 for the observance of Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee which shall arrange 
and have charge of said observances; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $5,000 for the observance 
of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, and that the Moderator appoint 
a committee which shall arrange and have charge of said 
observances." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion 
seconded and so voted, $5,000. 



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ARTICLE 15 . (drawn as #25) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $ 750 . 00 each (a total of $2,250 ) for the purpose of 
renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 4 of the General Laws 
as amended, the lease of : 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of 
the American Legion; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy reads the same as above. Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$ 2,250 . 

ARTICLE 16. (drawn as #28) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the 
Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E for a Compost Bin Recycling Program and 
further to establish a spending limit for said account; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as 
established at the Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E 
M for a Compost Bin Recycling Program and further to establish a 
spending limit of not more than $ 4,500 for said account." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted. 

ARTICLE 17 . (drawn as #33) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the 
Annual Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Law Chapter 44, Section 53EM for the purpose of receiving monies from 
the Environmental Trust or the Department of Environmental Protection to be 
used for the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems under 
Title 5; and additionally, to receive monies from betterments and other loan 
repayments to the town from property owners participating in said program and 
further to establish a spending limit for said account; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as 
established at the Annual Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 
53EM for the purpose of receiving monies from the Environmental 
Trust or the Department of Environmental Protection to be used 
for the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems 
under Title 5; and additionally, to receive monies from 
betterments and other loan repayments to the town from property 
owners participating in said program and further to establish a 
spending limit of not more than $ 200,000 for said account" . 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted . 



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ARTICLE 18. (drawn as #16) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money to undertake an evaluation of the data, 
assumptions, judgments and conclusions contained in documents which address 
contaminants found on properties located in the vicinity of the Maple Meadow 
Aquifer and to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer, borrowing, gift or any combination thereof; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to 
undertake an evaluation of the data, assumptions, judgments and 
conclusions contained in documents which address contaminants 
found on properties located in the vicinity of the Maple Meadow 
Aquifer." This study has been requested by the Citizens Advisory 
Panel, interested citizens and town officials. The amount needed 
for the study is $ 70 , 300 . $ 25 , OOP will be from this year's 
budget and Finance Committee has supplied $ 45,300 from its 
reserve fund. The consultant will follow the dictates of the 
Citizen Advisory Panel. Mr. MacDonald made a motion to add 
language to include actual soil sampling and testing. Motion 
defeated. There was much discussion on this article. Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 19. (drawn as #10) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and enter 
into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without 
further appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the United States Federal 
Government under any Federal Grant Program and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts under any State Grant Program; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply 
for, accept and enter into contracts from time to time for the 
expenditure of any funds, without further appropriation, allotted 
to Wilmington by the United States Federal Government under any 
Federal Grant Program and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under 
any State Grant Program." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 20. (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of the following described street, as recommended by the 
Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen (M.G.L. Ch. 41 and Ch. 82 as 
amended) and shown on Definitive Subdivision plans approved in accordance 
with the "Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town 
of Wilmington, Massachusetts," and which plans are recorded at the Middlesex 
North Registry of Deeds (M.N.R.D.), copies of which are on file in the office 
of the Town Clerk and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of eminent 
domain or accept as a gift such land, slope and drainage or other easements 
as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, and to determine 
how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from 
available funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the purpose of constructing 
said ways and for the payment of any damages from the taking of land and 
slope easements and other easements or other related costs therefore: 

a. Mill Road - Beginning at a point at the northwesterly intersection of 
Chestnut Street and Mill Road street lines as shown on the plan titled 
"Mill Road, Street Layout Acceptance", prepared by the Town of 
Wilmington and dated February 8, 2003; thence S72 ° -38 ' -10 "W, fifty-nine 
and fourteen hundredths (59.14') feet to a point; thence southwesterly 
along a curve of forty-eight and forty-four hundredths (48.44') feet. 



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having a radius of one hundred ten (110.00') feet, to a point; thence 
347° -24 ' -10"W, seventy-two and fourteen hundredths (72.14') feet to a 
point; thence S52 " -58 ' -37 "W, twenty-three and five hundredths (23.05') 
feet to a point; thence S42 ° -24 ' -50 "W, twenty-two and ninety-seven 
hundredths (22.97') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; thence S36°- 
40'-46"W, one hundred five and seventy-seven hundredths (105.77') feet 
to a stone bound with drill hole; thence S25 ° -23 ' - 15 "W, twenty-six and 
twenty-eight hundredths (26.28') feet to a point; thence S37 ° -29 ' -25 "W, 
fifty and thirty-one hundredths (50.31') feet to a point; thence 332°- 
29'-10"W, sixty-two and two hundredths (62.02') feet to a point; thence 
336° -45 ' -31"W, four and twenty-four hundredths (4.24') feet to a point; 
thence 332 ° -45 ' -31 "W, forty-three and forty hundredths (43.40') feet to 
a point; thence 356° -25 ' -00"E, five and thirty-eight hundredths (5.38') 
feet to a point; thence 333 ° -35 ' -00 "W, fifty-four and twenty-two 
hundredths (54.22') feet to a point; thence southwesterly along a curve 
of one hundred forty-three and eighty-one hundredths (143.81') feet, 
having a radius of four hundred twenty-nine and sixty- four hundredths 
(42 9.64') feet, to a point; thence southwesterly along a curve of two 
hundred seventeen and three hundredths (217.03') feet, having a radius 
of one hundred seventy-five (175.00') feet, to a point; thence 385°- 
27'-46"W, three hundred four and forty-seven hundredths (304.47') feet 
to a point; thence westerly along a curve of one hundred fourteen and 
twelve hundredths (114.12') feet, having a radius of one thousand one 
hundred ten and eighty-eight hundredths (1110.88') feet, to a point; 
thence northwesterly along a curve of twenty-three and nine tenths 
(23.90') feet, having a radius of thirty (30.00') feet, to a point; 
thence northwesterly along a curve of one hundred eighty- five and one 
tenth (185.10') feet, having a radius of sixty (60.00') feet, to a 
point; thence 310 ° -53 ' -47 "E, thirty-four and sixty-two hundredths 
(34.62') feet to a point; thence 319° -08 ' -42"E, twenty-six and fifty- 
five hundredths (26.55') feet to a point; thence N59° -10 ' -00"E, 
thirteen and two hundredths (13.02') feet to a point; thence N89°-45'- 
45"E, sixty-six and twenty-four hundredths (66.24') feet to a point; 
thence 388 ° -3 9 ' -05 "E , one hundred twenty-two and nine tenths (122.90') 
feet to a point; thence N88 ° - 55 ' - 55 "E, fifty-eight and one tenth 
(58.10') feet to a point; thence N82 ° -39 ' - 06 "E , ninety-one and seventy- 
eight hundredths (91.78') feet to a point; thence N85 ° -27 ' -46 "E, two 
hundred seventy five (275.00') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; 
thence N83° -36 ' -46"E, seventy-eight and fifteen hundredths (78.15') 
feet to a point; thence N66° -09 ' -10"E, forty-six and eighty-six 
hundredths (46.86') feet to a point; thence N08° -30 ' -31"E, one hundred 
ninety two and eighteen hundredths (192.18') feet to a point; thence 
northeasterly along a curve of sixty-eight and one tenth (68.10') feet, 
having a radius of three hundred seventy-nine and sixty-four hundredths 
(379.64') feet to a point; thence N33 ° -35 ' -00 "E , two hundred sixty-six 
and one hundredth (266.01') feet to a point; thence northeasterly along 
a curve of two hundred thirty-four and sixteen hundredths (234.16') 
feet, having a radius of four hundred thirty (430.00') feet to a point; 
thence southeasterly along a curve of thirty-eight and thirty-eight 
hundredths (38.38') feet, having a radius of twenty-five (25.00') feet 
to a point; thence N9° -53 ' -37 "W, seventy- three and seventy-two 
hundredths (73.72') feet to the point of beginning. The area defined 
encompasses about 89,199 square feet and is the portion of Mill Road 
from Chestnut 3treet approximately 1,515 feet to the cul-de-sac at its 
end by Lot 96A as shown on Map 3 of the Town of Wilmington Assessor's 
Maps; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Michael V. McCoy reads the same as the above article 
with the addition of an amount of $ 300 . Planning Board 
recommends acceptance of Mill Road as a public way because it 
will serve as the access to Kylie Estates subdivision. Finance 
Committee recommends approval of this article based upon Planning 
Board recommendations. Motion seconded and approved as amended, 
$ 300 . 



ARTICLE 21. (drawn as #13) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring the following 
described parcel of land for the Lowell Street roadway reconstruction and to 
determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by 
transfer from available funds, by borrowing under the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, or by any combination thereof, and 
further to see if the town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, 
take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said 
purposes, a portion of the land being shown as Parcel 5 on Wilmington 
Assessor's Map 40. Said portion is also shown as Parcel 1 on a plan entitled 
"Main Street & Lowell Street, Route 129 Improvements Taking, 8/22/02. Scale: 
1:250, drawn by Town of Wilmington Department of Public Works Engineering 
Division, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887, and contains 168.9 square 
meters of land, more or less, according to said plan, which plan may be seen 
in the office of the Town Engineer; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Suzanne M. Sullivan, "I move that the town vote to 
authorize the Selectmen to acquire by eminent domain or receive 
as a gift a parcel of land for the Lowell Street roadway 
reconstruction being a portion of land shown as Parcel 5 on 
Wilmington Assessor's Map 40. Said .portion is also shown as 
Parcel 1 on a plan entitled "Main Street & Lowell Street, Route 
129 Improvements Taking, 8/22/02. Scale: 1:250, prepared by Town 
of Wilmington Department of Public Works Engineering Division, 
121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887, and contains 168.9 square 
meters of land, more or less, according to said plan, which plan 
may be seen in the office of the Town Engineer." Planning Board 
recommends approval of this article. Support of this article is 
necessary to enable the Lowell Street reconstruction project to 
proceed. Finance Committee recommends approval based on Planning 
Board recommendations. 

ARTICLE 22 . (drawn as #30) To see if the town will vote to amend the Town 
of Wilmington Master Plan 2001 as adopted at the 2002 Annual Town Meeting as 
follows : 

1. By adding the protection of historic resources to the six main 
goals as follows: Amend Goal #1 to read, "Protect and preserve 
open space and natural and historic resources." 

2. Adding the following paragraph to page ix of the Master Plan 2001 
after the section Preserve Open Space: "The Open Space Survey 
determined strong support for the preservation of historical 
buildings, sites and farmlands. The preservation of these 
resources is vital to retaining Wilmington's New England 
character. The town should continue to designate historic areas, 
establish design guidelines and a review board, and require 
advisory review for new construction and large modifications in 
historic areas to better protect and enhance historic buildings, 
sites and farmlands. A Historic Preservation Plan should be 
developed to plan for the preservation of historical resources in 
Wilmington," or do anything in relation thereto. 

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Motion by Michael Sorrentino, "I move that the town vote to amend 
the Town of Wilmington Master Plan as accepted at the 2002 Annual 
Town Meeting as follows" . The motion reads the same as listed 
above in Section 1 and Section 2. Planning Board recommends 
approval of this article. This article is sponsored by the 
Planning Board. The purpose of this Article is to explicitly 
incorporate protection of the town's historic resources as part 
of the Master Plan goals. Finance Committee recommends approval 
of this article based upon Planning Board recommendations. 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 23. (drawn as #17) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-law and associated Zoning Map by creating a new Light Industrial/Office 
(LI/0) District and by taking the following actions: 

1. Amend Section 2.1 Classification by adding the text "Light 

Industrial/Office (LI/0) " under Industrial District and deleting the 
text "Industrial Park (IP)". 



2. Amend (Section 3) Table 1 Principal Use Regulations by adding the 
following column under the term Industrial Districts: 



Principal Uses 


Industrial Districts 

LI/0 


3.2 Extensive Uses 




3.2.1 Agriculture 


Yes 


3.2.2 Greenhouse 


Yes 


3.2.3 Conservation 


Yes 


3.2.4 Recreation 


Yes 


3.2.5 Earth Removal 


No 


3.3 Residential Uses 




3.3.1 Single Family Dwelling 


No 


3.3.2 Accessory Apartments 


No 


3.3.3 Community Housing Facility 


No 


3.3.4 Municipal Building Reuse 


No 


3.3.5 Multi-Family Housing 


No 


3.4 Governmental, Institutional and Public Service Uses 




3.4.1 Municipal Use 


Yes 


3.4.2 Educational 


Yes 


3.4.3 Religious 


Yes 


3.4.4 Philanthropic 


Yes 


3.4.5 Nursery School 


No 


3.4.6 Hospital and Nursing Home 


No 


3.4.7 Public Service Utility 


Yes 


3.4.8 Wireless Communications Facility 


SP 


3.5 Business Uses 




3.5.1 Retail Store 


SP 


3.5.2 Business and Professional Office 


Yes 


3.5.3 Bank 


Yes 


3.5.4 Limited Service Restaurant 


SP 


3.5.5 General Service Restaurant 


No 


3.5.6 Hotel or Motel 


SP 


3.5.7 Lodge and Club 


Yes 


3.5.8 Funeral Home 


No 


3.5.9 Veterinary Care 


SP 


3.5.10 Personal Service Shop 


No 


3.5.11 Craft Shop and Building Trade 


Yes 


3.5.12 Commercial and Trade School 


Yes 



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3.5.13 Amusement Facility 


Yes 


3.5.14 Auto Service Station and Car Wash 


No 


3.5.15 Auto Body and Repair Shop 


No 


3.5.16 Vehicular Dealership 


No 


3.5.17 Parking Facility 


Yes 


3.6 Industrial Uses 




3.6.1 Warehouse 


Yes 


3.6.2 Bulk Material Storage and Sales 


No 


3.6.3 Heavy Vehicular Dealership and Repair Garage 


No 


3.6.4 Light Industrial 


Yes 


3.6.5 Limited Manufacturing 


SP 


3.6.6 General Manufacturing 


No 


3.7 Prohibited Uses 




3.7.1 Prohibited Uses 


No 



3. Amend Section 3.6 Classification of Uses by deleting the existing 
section 3.6.4 Light Manufacturing and substituting the following 
provision : 



3.6.4 Light Industrial - Warehouse and distribution; assembly of 
finished products, including building systems and components, 
electronic components, precision instruments, or other high technology 
products; printing or publishing plant; and other like uses; provided 
that all smoke, odor, particulate matter, toxic matter, fire or 
explosive hazard, glare, noise, and vibration are effectively confined 
to the premises or disposed in a manner so as not to pose a present or 
potential hazard to human health, safety, welfare or the environment. 
Facilities that release large amounts of process water or facilities 
that generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous materials or 
hazardous waste, except in quantities associated with normal household 
use, are excluded from this classification. 

4. Amend Section 3.6.5 by deleting the existing Section 3.6.5 Limited 
Manufacturing and substituting the following provision: 

3.6.5 Limited Manufacturing - Fabrication or processing employing only 
electric or other substantially noiseless and inoffensive motor, power, 
hand labor, or quiet machinery; and packaging of food and dairy 
products; provided that all smoke, odor, particulate matter, toxic 
matter, fire or explosive hazard, glare, noise, and vibration are 
effectively confined to the premises or disposed in a manner so as not 
to pose a present or potential hazard to human health, safety, welfare 
or the environment. Facilities that generate, treat, store or dispose 
of hazardous materials or hazardous waste are excluded from this 
classification, except for very small quantity generators as defined 
under 310 C.M.R.30.000 that meet the requirements of Section 3.8.12 of 
this By-law. 

5. Amend Section 3.6.6 by deleting the existing Section 3.6.6 and 
substituting the following provision: 

3.6.6 General Manufacturing - Manufacturing operations, including but 
not limited to, bottling works; laundry or dry cleaning plant; indoor 
breeding laboratory for medical or scientific research; monument works; 
concrete mixing and block plants; manufacturing of textile products; 
welding shops; manufacture of paper products, light metal products, 
hardware and office supplies; fabrication of electronic components, 
precision instruments, or other high technology products; 
establishments devoted to research and development activities; trucking 



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terminal; or other similar general manufacturing plants and facilities; 
provided that all smoke, odor particulate matter, toxic matter, fire or 
explosive hazard, glare, noise and vibration are effectively confined 
to the premises or disposed in a manner so as not to pose a present or 
potential hazard to human health, safety, welfare or the environment. 

6. Amend Section 3.8 Minimum Special Permit Criteria by adding the 
following subsection: 

Subsection 3.8.12 - Very small quantity generators as defined under 310 
C.M.R.30.000 in the Light Industrial/Office (LI/0) District are subject 
to the following minimum special permit criteria: 

Approval of the Fire Chief 
Approval of the Health Director 

7. Amend Table II Standard Dimensional Regulations by adding the following 
row after General Industrial : 



Zoning 
District 


Min. Lot 
Area in 
sq. Ft. 


Min. lot 
Frontage 
in Feet 


Min. 
Lot 
Width 
in Ft. 


Min. 
Front 
Yard 
in Ft. 


Min. Side and Rear 
Yard in Ft. 


Light 

Industrial/ 
Office 


20,000 


125 


125 


50 


20' side and rear 
yard in all cases 
provided that where 
such use abuts a 
residential 
district the yard 
shall be increased 
to 50' 



Minimtun Open 


Max. Bldg Cover. 


Max. Height 


Max. Height in 


Space in % 


In % 


in Feet 


Stories 


30% in all cases 


35% 


40 


3 


and where a 








business or 








industrial use 








abuts a 








residential 








district, a 








landscaped 








buffer shall be 








provided . 








Delete Section 6.4 


4.2 (a) Industrial 


Park District 


Site Standards. 



9. Rezone from General Industrial (GI) to Light Industrial/Office (LI/O) 
the following parcels of land: Map 30 Parcel 13; Map 29 Parcels 1 and 
4; Map 2 9 Parcel IIS; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael Sorrentino reads the same as above with the 
following amendment. Rezone from General Industrial (GI) to 
Light Industrial/Office (Ll/O) portions of the following parcels 
of land: Map 30 Parcel 13; Map 29 Parcel 1; Map 29 Parcel IIS. 
Finance Committee recommends approval of this Article based upon 
Planning Board recommendations. Planning Board recommends 
approval of this article. This article is sponsored by the 
Planning Board. It is one of the recommendations of Wilmington's 
Master Plan, and was a high priority of the Master Plan Committee 



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last year. The purpose is to discourage inappropriate heavy 
industrial uses (general manufacturing, heavy vehicle repair, 
earth removal, etc.) where they are likely to have negative 
effects on sensitive environmental resources or nearby 
residential neighborhoods. The three parcels proposed for 
rezoning are the former Sweetheart Plastics site, the former 
Diamond Crystal site, and the XPEDX site on Main Street. The 
zoning will not have a detrimental effect on the existing 
businesses because the existing uses are in conformity with the 
proposed zoning. Much discussion by residents on this article. 
Opponents of the article argued that it did not do enough to 
protect the area. Mr. Longo made a motion to move the question. 
So voted. Main motion seconded and so voted. 2/3rds vote 
required. Yes 145 No 4 . So voted. 

ARTICLE 24. (drawn as #14) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen 
of the Town of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer 
needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying 
the same, all in accordance with the General Laws Chapter 30B; and further 
that the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such 
interest in the land as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such 
terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance 
with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and interest are described as Map 18, 
Parcel 30 (John Street) and Map 18, Parcels 34, 35, 36 and 36A (Pitman 
Street) ; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to 
authorize the transfer of the care, custody, management and 
control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town of 
Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer 
needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of 
conveying the same, all in accordance with the General Laws 
Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen be and are hereby 
authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as is 
owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and 
conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen for a sum of 
not less than $ 300 , 000 all in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 
16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington 
Revised. Said parcels and interest are described as Map 18, 
Parcel 30 (John Street) and Map 18, Parcels 34, 35, 36 and 36A 
(Pitman St.)" Finance Committee recommends disapproval of this 
article based upon Planning Board recommendations. Planning 
Board recommends disapproval of this article because it supports 
maintaining these parcels as open space. John and Kathaleen Gray 
would like to have the opportunity to bid on this land. Town 
Manager has identified this as a source of revenue. Catherine 
Woodbury stated land should be used for affordable housing. Jim 
Rooney stated the town at times has put properties up for sale 
and the highest bidder is able to purchase. The Town could use 
the money and we could support our young people to be able to 
stay in town. Motion seconded and voted. Needs 2/3rds vote. 
Yes 127 No 96. Motion fails. 



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ARTICLE 25. To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, 
custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town 
of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as 
shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 
of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said 
parcels and interest are described as Map 18, Parcel 36; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Articles 25-29 were drawn as number 8. Letter was received from petitioners 
requesting article to be withdrawn. So voted. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, 
custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town 
of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as 
shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 
of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said 
parcels and interest are described as Map 18, Parcel 30; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioners requesting article to be withdrawn. So 
voted . 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, 
custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town 
of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as 
shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 
of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said 
parcels and interest are described as Map 18, Parcel 35; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioners requesting article to be withdrawn. So 
voted . 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, 
custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town 
of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as 
shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 
of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said 
parcels and interest are described as Map 18, Parcel 34; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioners requesting article to be withdrawn. 



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ARTICLE 29. To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, 
custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town 
of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 30B; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as 
shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 
of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said 
parcels and interest are described as Map 18, Parcel 36A; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioners requesting article to be withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 30. (drawn as #9) To see if the town will vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen 
of the Town of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer 
needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying 
the same, all in accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further 
that the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such 
interest in the land as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such 
terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance 
with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and interest are described as Map 40, 
Parcel 86; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Thomas Serine reads the same as above. Mr. Serine, 3 
Plymouth Avenue stated this is a small parcel beside his 
property, which he has maintained. He would like to put a pool 
in his yard and needs the additional land. Town Manager declared 
surplus to needs of Town. $ 5,300 is price declared by Assessor 
as value of property. Finance Committee recommends approval of 
this article. Planning Board recommends approval of this 
article. This is a small parcel between two dwellings. The 
Planning Board recommends approval. Conservation Commission 
recommends Board of Selectmen put a condition on sale that 
another structure could not be put on this land. Town Manager 
stated will be a condition of disposal, no structure on this 
property. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 31. (drawn as #23) To see if the town will vote to allow an option 
for a company or an individual the right to choose between their own flag man 
or a police traffic detail; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Kevin MacDonald, 140 Andover Street reads as above. 
Chief Bernard Nally discussed article and disagreed with 
petitioner. He stated that these details enable more officers to 
be available in the community at no cost to the town. He cited 
examples of arrests being made and also the extra benefit of an 
officer being available to a victim in a recent emergency. 
Finance Committee recommends disapproval. Motion seconded and 
article defeated. 



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ARTICLE 32. (drawn as #12) To see if the town will vote to remove all 
employee beds from the Wilmington Public Safety Building and issue an order 
that there shall be no more sleeping while on duty; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Kevin MacDonald reads the same as above. Motion was 
not seconded. Motion made to pass over. So voted. Finance 
Committee recommended disapproval of this article. 

ARTICLE 33. (drawn as #18) To see if the town will vote to eliminate the 
dispatcher employees and issue an order that Fire Department and Police 
Department employees shall handle the phones and dispatch calls. No new or 
additional employees shall be hired to do this; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Kevin MacDonald reads the same as above. This article 
would have had to reconsider a line item on dispatchers' 
salaries. Moderator declared such motion out of order. Motion 
to pass over so voted. Finance Committee recommended disapproval 
of this article. 

ARTICLE 34. ( drawn as #19 ) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate $200,000 for severance pay for dispatchers being laid off in the 
Town of Wilmington. This shall be appropriated from a 15% decrease in pay 
for all Wilmington town salaried employees making $70,000 a year or more. 
Any remaining balance needed to make up the $200,000 shall be taken from the 
Town of Wilmington reserve and/or general fund and/or free cash fund; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion to pass over since Article 33 was not considered. Motion so voted. 

ARTICLE 35 . (drawn as #7) To see if the town will vote to add an elective 
survey exploratory bible course in the Wilmington High School curriculum. 
Bibles shall be purchased from the free cash account or donations accepted; 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Kevin MacDonald reads the same as above with the 
addition of to be $65,000 appropriated from free cash. Motion 
seconded. Mr. MacDonald stated he wished to place bible course 
in schools with a qualified teacher to instruct. School 
Committee is sole body regarding setting of the curriculum in the 
schools. There is nothing binding about this article. Moderator 
allowed discussion until Mr. MacDonald started to quote from 
Bible. School Committee members recommend disapproval. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval of this article. After 
discussion, Mrs. Harris made a motion to move the question. So 
voted. Article was defeated. 

Article 36 . (drawn as #4) To see if the town will vote to dredge the swamp 
behind the library and create a skating pond with walking trail around it. 
The project shall be performed by the Town of Wilmington D.P.W. workers. The 
project shall be done in phases (if necessary) with materials and labor not 
to exceed $100,000 per fiscal year. The funds shall be appropriated from the 
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Motion by Kevin MacDonald amended to appropriate the $100,000 
from free cash. Moderator informed Mr. MacDonald he must strike 
the language per fiscal year, as funds cannot be appropriated for 
future years. Town Manager is the only one with power to mandate 
the DPW to do work. Finance Committee recommends disapproval. 
This expenditure is questionable with no plans submitted. Mr. 
Morris, Conservation Commission strongly opposed this article. 
This is a valuable wetland with a vernal pool and bog. 
Conservation Commission is investigating the possibility of 
improving the area. We need to protect this natural resource. 
Mr. West made a motion to move the question. Article defeated by 
voice vote. 

ARTICLE 37. (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to approve a change 
to the Town Charter or any other pertinent legal instrument governing hiring 
to state and order that town employee management contracts shall not be 
entered into for more than one year and done so by the voted in only members 
of the Board of Selectmen. "Voted in only members" shall be interpreted as 
members voted in by town wide elections. This vote shall be retroactive to 
one -year prior; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Kevin MacDonald, "I move to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to petition the State Legislature to enact special 
legislation pertaining to the Town of Wilmington, amending 
Section 7 of Chapter 592 of the Acts and Resolves of 1950, which 
act is entitled "An Act Establishing a Town Manager Form of 
Government" by deleting part of the sentence that reads, "The 
Selectmen elected as provided herein shall appoint, as soon as 
practicable, for a term of three years, a Town Manager," and 
replace it with "The Selectmen elected by Town wide elections 
shall appoint, as soon as practicable for a term of one year, a 
Town Manager" . This amendment shall be submitted to the voters 
of the Town of Wilmington at the next annual election in the form 
of the following question, which shall be placed on the ballot: 
"Shall an act providing for the limitation of Town employee 
management contracts." 

Motion by Mr. MacDonald amended as above. Town Counsel stated 
article is flawed procedurally. Wording must be deleted 
retroactive to one-year prior. Also amendment must be added 
stating, this amendment shall be submitted to the voters of the 
Town of Wilmington at the next annual election in the form of a 
question, which shall be placed on the ballot. Finance Committee 
recommended disapproval of this Article. Mr. Longo raised 
question, should Town Counsel be helping petitioner with this 
article? Mr. Cain recommended that this be referred to a Charter 
Commission. After much discussion article was defeated by voice 
vote . 

ARTICLE 38. (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to amend and revise 
Chapter 592, Section 3, Election of Selectmen, on Page 38 of the present Town 
Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington to read as 
follows : 

Section 3. Election of Selectmen. Delete the sentence that reads, 
"When a vacancy occurs among the selectmen by reason of death, 
resignation, change of residence from the town, or other disability, 
the remaining selectmen shall have the power to fill the vacancy until 
the next town election, at which the voters shall elect a selectmen for 
the remainder of the unexpired term." and replace it with, "When a 



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vacancy occurs among the selectmen by reason of death, resignation, 
change of residence from the town or another disability, the remaining 
Board of Selectmen shall order a special election to be held not more 
than 45 days following notification of the vacancy at which the voters 
shall elect a selectmen for the remainder of the unexpired term." or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel Woodbury, "I move to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to petition the state legislature to enact special 
legislation pertaining to the Town of Wilmington, amending 
Section 3 of Chapter 592 of the Acts and Resolves of 1950, which 
act is entitled, "An Act Establishing a Town Manager Form of 
Government", by deleting the sentence that reads, "When a vacancy 
occurs among the selectmen by reason of death, resignation, 
change of residence from the town, or other disability, the 
remaining selectmen shall have the power to fill the vacancy 
until the next town election, at which the voters shall elect a 
selectman for the remainder of the unexpired term. " and replace 
it with, "P/hen a vacancy occurs among the selectmen by reason of 
death, resignation, change of residence from the town, or another 
disability, the remaining Board of Selectmen shall order a 
special election to be held not more than 45 days following 
notification of the vacancy at which the voters shall elect a 
selectmen for the remainder of the unexpired term. " 

This amendment shall be submitted to the voters of the Town of 
Wilmington at the next annual election, in the form of the 
following question, which shall be placed on the ballot: "Shall 
an act providing for a special election to fill a vacancy on the 
Board of Selectmen be accepted?" If the majority of votes cast 
in answer to said question is in the affirmative this act shall 
take effect but not otherwise. Town Counsel Michael Newhouse 
assisted Mr. Woodbury in the wording contained in his motion. 
Motion seconded. Many residents that were unhappy with the 
procedure that took place regarding recent vacancies on the Board 
of Selectmen spoke in favor of this article. Town Manager 
suggested making the time frame longer because of possible 
conflict with Annual Town Election. Finance Committee recommends 
disapproval of this article. 2/3rds required. Yes 188 No 67. 
Article is approved. 

ARTICLE 39. (drawn as #20) To see if the town will vote to appropriate from 
available funds a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring technical 
assistance to evaluate potential impacts to the town's largest drinking water 
resource. Maple Meadow Brook Aquifer, from principal suspected contaminant 
sources in South Wilmington; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Mrs. Betty Bigwood the petitioner, "I make a motion to withdraw 
this article." The appropriation was completed in Article 18 and 
this article is no longer necessary. Motion to withdraw so 
voted . 

ARTICLE 40. (drawn as #34) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money, the amount being $3.5 million dollars, for the 
purpose of purchasing and developing the Yentile Farm, on Cross Street, 
Wilmington into a cemetery. Said funds shall be raised by transfer, 
borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Letter was received from petitioner requesting article be 
withdrawn. Motion made and seconded and so voted to withdraw. 

ARTICLE 41. (drawn as #22) To see if the town will vote to accept as a Town 
Way, the layout of Curtis Street as recommended by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to the 
assessment of betterments and Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 7 
as shown on a plan recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in Plan 
Book 26, Plan 37 and fronting on lots 1009, 1005, 1004, 1003, 1002, 1001, 
1000, 999, 998, 997, 996, 995 and 994 of said plan and to authorize the 
Selectmen to take by Right of Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or 
other easements for cul-de-sac as may be necessary to effect the purpose of 
this article; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Petitioner was not present. Motion made and seconded to pass over this 
article. So voted. 

ARTICLE 42. (drawn as #31) To see if the town will vote to amend the 
Wilmington Zoning Ordinance with respect to that portion of land located at 
282 Shawsheen Avenue, and presently zoned Residence 60 (R-60) , by changing it 
to Residence 20 (R-20) ; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioner requesting article to be withdrawn. 
Motion made and seconded to withdraw. So voted. 

ARTICLE 43. (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to amend the 
Wilmington Zoning Ordinance with respect to that portion of land located at 
278 Shawsheen Avenue, and presently zoned Residence 60 (R-60) , by changing it 
to Residence 20 (R-20) ; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioner requesting article to be withdrawn. 
Motion made and seconded to withdraw. So voted. 

ARTICLE 44 . (drawn as #11) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the following 
described parcel of land: 

A certain parcel of land together with the buildings thereon, situated at 28 
Butters Row, in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts being shown as 
Lots 50A and SOB on a plan of 94 lots of land, belonging to the New City of 
Wilmington on the Boston & Lowell Railroad belonging to Daniel Ayer and 
surveyed by J.G. Chase and G.W. Butterfield, Engineers, said plan being 
recorded in the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds Book of Plans 5, 
Plan 4 of the Southern Copies, and being bounded and described as follows: 

NORTHEASTERLY by Factory Street, Two hundred seventy-four and fifty 

hundredths (274.50) feet; 

SOUTHEASTERLY by Lots 46A and 46B, One hundred eighty-seven (187) 

feet ; 

SOUTHWESTERLY by Lot 51A, Two hundred sixty-five (265) feet; 

NORTHWESTERLY by Town Road, now known as Butters Row, One hundred 

sixty-eight and fifty hundredths (168.50) feet. 

Containing in all, according to said plan, forty-five thousand, seven hundred 
forty-eight (45,748) square feet. For Petitioner's title, see Deed recorded 
at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Book 2006, Page 109. 
The above referenced property is also known as Parcel 4 on Assessor's Map 27; 
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Mr. Daniel Halliday, owner of this property, seeks to rezone to 
build a home for his son and daughter-in-law. He is a long time 
resident of the town. Finance Committee recommends approval of 
this article based upon Planning Board recommendations. Planning 
Board recommends approval of this article. Town Meeting has 
rezoned other parcels in this area from R60 to R20 at past Town 
Meetings. The character of the existing neighborhood would not 
be negatively impacted. Motion seconded and so voted. 2/3rds 
vote needed. Yes 352 No 1. Moderator declared so voted. 

ARTICLE 45. (drawn as #27) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the following 
described parcel of land located in northern Wilmington as listed on the 
Assessor's legal file of Map R3 , Parcel 8A, 405 Andover Street; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Joel and Jan Schreibman, 405 Andover Street would like 
to rezone to build a home for their daughter. Most of the 
neighborhood has been rezoned. Sonja Carlson, 4 04 Andover Street 
also spoke in favor of this article. Finance Committee 
recommends approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendations. Planning Board recommends approval of this 
Article for the following reasons: 

(1) Other parcels on Andover Street have been rezoned by Town 
Meeting, including Andover Heights and Whitefield Elm 
subdivisions and several smaller parcels on the westerly side of 
Andover Street, as well as one parcel on the easterly side of 
Andover Street. 

(2) The rezoning of this parcel would create one additional lot 
and would not detract from the character of the neighborhood. 

Motion seconded and voted. Needs .2/3rds vote. Yes 145 No 2 , so 
voted. 

ARTICLE 46. (drawn as #24) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
Map and Associated Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the following 
described parcels of land as listed on the Assessor's legal file Map 10, 
Parcel 23 and Parcel 31 for the construction of one single family dwelling; 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Tim Penney, 7 Revere Avenue, reads the same as above. 
Mr. Penney wishes to rezone this property. This would allow my 
family to build another home should the need arise. Mrs. 
Semmler, 8 Revere Avenue, a neighbor had concerns about the 
effect this would have on her septic system. James Morris, 
Conservation Commission, stated this proposal came before a 
Special Town Meeting a few years ago, and applicant has never 
come to Conservation with any plans. Planning Board recommends 
disapproval of this article. Parcel 31 is environmentally 
sensitive as it is adjacent to Lubber Brook and contains wetland 
and riverfront area. Finance Committee recommends disapproval of 
this article based upon Planning Board recommendations. 
Motion seconded and so voted. 2/3rds vote needed. Yes 61 No 84. 
Article fails. 



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ARTICLE 47. (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
rezone from Residential 20 (R20) and Residential 60 (R60) to General 
Industrial (GI) the following described parcel of land: 

A certain parcel of land together with the buildings thereon, situated in 
said Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and bounded and described as 
follows : 



SOUTHEASTERLY 



by Main Street by two courses totaling two hundred 
fifty-five and 49/100 (255.49) feet; 



SOUTHWESTERLY 



by land now or formerly of Farrell as shown on plan 
hereinafter referred to, two hundred forty- four and 
16/100 (244.16) feet; 



SOUTHEASTERLY again 



by land now or formerly of said Farrell, one hundred 
twenty-three and 93/100 (123.93) feet; 



SOUTHWESTERLY again 



by land now or formerly of N.E. Livestock Co., by two 
courses as shown on said plan, one hundred two and 
78/100 (102.78) feet and one hundred eighty-one and 
05/100 (181.05) feet, respectively; 



NORTHWESTERLY 



by land of owners unknown, one hundred eighty-nine 
and 28/100 (189.28) feet; 



NORTHEASTERLY by land now or formerly of Reilly, five hundred 

thirty-three (533) feet. 

Said parcel contains 3 acres, more or less, according to plan entitled "Plan 
of Land in Wilmington, Mass," dated March 1925, Dana F. Perkins, C.E. and 
Surveyor, recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan 
Book, 53, Plan 32B. For Petitioner's title, see Deed recorded at the 
Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Book 4751, Page 110. The above 
referenced property is also shown as Parcel 4 on Assessor's Map 25; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioner Mr. Robert Autenzio asking that this 
article be withdrawn. So voted to withdraw. 

ARTICLE 48. (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws by inserting in Section 5.2.8 the following: 

Landfill Height Limit. The vertical distance above the mean level of the 
ground within ten feet of the horizontal limit of a landfill to the top 
surface of the landfill, including any final landfill cap or covering 
material, shall not exceed forty feet; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Betty Bigwood, "I move to amend the Zoning By-laws by 
inserting in Section 5.2.8 the following: 

Landfill Height Limit. The vertical distance above the mean 
level of the ground within ten feet of the horizontal limit of a 
landfill to the top surface of the landfill, including any final 
landfill cap or covering material, shall not exceed forty feet; 
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Mrs. Bigwood explained the purpose of this article is to protect 
our water supply. She stated contaminated soil is being brought 
into our town and being used to cap the landfill. This by-law 
would limit the height. The town of Cohasset has recently passed 
a similar by-law and it was approved by the Attorney General. 
Selectmen Michael McCoy, Suzanne Sullivan and Frank West all 
urged support of this article. Many residents in attendance also 
spoke in favor of this article. Mr. Greg Erickson, Board of 
Health, spoke against height limitation. He wants to see the 
landfill capped properly no matter what the height. Planning 
Board and Finance Committee recommend disapproval because they 
also do not want to limit the height. Libby Sabounjian, Board of 
Heath Chairman, stated we agree with everything but the height. 
After much discussion, Mrs. Linehan made a motion to move the 
question. So voted. Change in zoning by-law requires a 2/3rds 
vote. Yes 271 No. 15. Article approved. 

ARTICLE 49 . (drawn as #15) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-law and the associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
establishing an Over 55 Housing District and by taking the following actions: 

1) Amend Section 2 Establishment of Districts by adding the phrase "Over 
55 Housing District 055H" under Section 2.1 Classification Residential 
Districts ; 

2) Amend Section 2.3 Zoning Map Interpretation by adding a new subsection 
2.3.6 as follows : 

2.3.6 The Over 55 Housing District is an overlay district whose 
boundaries and regulations are superimposed on the residential, 
business and industrial districts established by this By-law. 

3) Amend Section 3.3 Classification of Residential Uses by adding a new 
subsection 3.3.6 as follows: 

Section 3.3.6 Over 55 Housing - An Over 55 Housing development shall 
constitute housing intended for persons of age fifty- five or over 
within the meaning of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 151B, Sections 
4, 16 and 42 USC S3607(b) (2) (c) , and in accordance with the same, one 
hundred percent (100%) of the dwelling units in an Over 55 Housing 
development shall each be owned and occupied by at least one person 
fifty-five years of age or older per dwelling unit, and such 
development shall be operated and maintained in all other respects in 
compliance with the requirements of said statutes and regulations 
promulgated pursuant thereto. 

4) Amend Table I Principal Use Regulations by adding the district 055H 
under Residential Districts; adding the use 3.3.6 Over 55 Housing under 
Residential Uses; and, adding the following row: 

Residential Uses Residential Districts 

RIO R20 R60 055H NB GB CB GI IP SPR GWPD 
3.3.6 Over 55 Housing No No No SP No No No No No R * 

5) Amend Table II Standard Dimensional Regulations by inserting the term 
Over 55 Housing after the term Residence 60 and assign the following 
criteria . 



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Min. Lot Area 5 acres 

Min. Lot Frontage in feet 50 

Min. Lot Width in feet 50 

Min. Lot Yard in feet 50 

Min. Side and Rear Yard in feet 50 

Minimum Open Space % 35 
Max. Bldg. Coverage % 

Max. Height in feet 36 

Max. Height in stories 2 5^ 



6) Renumber the existing Section 9 Administration and Enforcement to 
Section 10. 

7) Add a new Section 9 Over 55 Housing District to read as follows; and 
create a citation in the Table of Contents: 

SECTION 9. Over 55 Housing District 

9 . 1 Purpose 

The purpose of Over 55 Housing is to enhance the public welfare by 
encouraging the development of choices of independent living 
accommodations for persons over the age of 55; and encouraging the 
development of housing that is suitable for persons over the age of 55 
with low and moderate - income . It is further intended to promote the 
goals of the Master Plan; preserve land for conservation, open space, 
and recreation; preserve significant land and water resources, natural 
areas, scenic views, and historic sites; protect and enhance 
Wilmington's New England character; and reduce the typical costs of 
providing municipal services to residential developments. 

9.2 Age qualification 

An Over 55 Housing development shall constitute housing intended for 
persons of age fifty-five or over within the meaning of Massachusetts 
General Law Chapter 151B, Sections 4, 16 and 42 USC S3607 (b) (2) (c) , and 
in accordance with the same, one hundred percent (100%) of the dwelling 
units in an Over 55 housing development shall each be owned and 
occupied by at least one person fifty-five years of age or older per 
dwelling unit, and such development shall be operated and maintained in 
all other respects in compliance with the requirements of said statutes 
and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. 

9.3 Boundaries 

The Over 55 Housing District is herein established as an overlay 
district and shall be superimposed on the other districts established 
by this By-law. Over 55 Housing is prohibited at any other location in 
town. Boundaries are shown on the Zoning Map and include the following 
parcel : 

A certain tract of land situated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, shown as Lot 5 on the Town Assessor's Map No. 39, 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the Northeasterly corner thereof, at a point along the 
Southerly location line of Cross Street, 

Thence running Northeasterly along said location line about four 
hundred sixty-three and 83/100 (463.83) feet, more or less to a point. 



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Thence turning and running Southeasterly along land of Garrant, Yentile 
and Deharo approximately three hundred forty (340) feet, more or less, 
to a point. 

Thence turning and running Southwesterly, Southerly and Southeasterly 
along land of Armoian, Gottchalk and AVCO Manufacturing Corp., seven 
courses about seven hundred thirty-eight and 17/100 (738.17) feet, more 
or less, to a point, 

Thence turning and running Southeasterly along land of AVCO 
Manufacturing Corp., seven courses approximately six hundred seventy- 
one and 1/100 (671.01) feet, more or less, to Maple Meadow Brook, 

Thence turning and running Southwesterly by said Maple Meadow Brook 
approximately one thousand sixty (1,060) feet, more or less, to a point 
on the Easterly location line of Main Street, 

Thence turning and running Northwesterly along said location line of 
Main Street, eight courses approximately eight hundred fifty (850) 
feet, more or less, to a point, 

Thence turning and running Southeasterly along land of PAC Properties, 
Inc. approximately two hundred eighty-one (281) feet, more or less, to 
a point. 

Thence turning and running Northwesterly along land of said PAC 
Properties, Inc. two courses, approximately four hundred three (403) 
feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 

Said tract of land containing twenty and 47/100 (20.47) acres, more or 
less . 

9.4 Special Permit 

9.4.1 The Planning Board may authorize ah Over 55 Housing development 
pursuant to the granting of a Special Permit if the development is in 
accordance with all provisions below and in harmony with the purpose 
and intent of this by-law. 

9.4.2 The Planning Board may require changes to the Over 55 housing site plan 
and impose additional conditions, safeguards, and limitation as it 
deems necessary to achieve the objectives of this by-law. 

9.4.3 The Planning Board may adopt, and from time to time, amend rules and 
regulations consistent with the provisions of this by-law. Such rules 
and regulations shall prescribe the size, form, content, and number of 
copies of plans and specifications; the procedure for submission and 
approval of an Over 55 Housing special permit; and other specifications 
as deemed necessary by the Planning Board. 

9.5 Permitted Uses 

a) Single family dwellings 

b) Duplex structures 

c) Multi-family structures 

9.6 Dimensional Regulations 

9.6.1 Minimum tract of land is five (5) acres on one parcel or contiguous 
parcels of land. 



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9.6.2 Maximum density: Eight (8) units per acre, excluding all but 25% of 

wetland and floodplain as defined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 
131 Section 40. 



9.6.3 Minimum setbacks : 

9.6.3.1 Perimeter buffer: All buildings must be located a minimum of 
fifty feet from side and rear lot lines. The perimeter buffer 
shall remain in a natural state to preserve the visual character 
of the parcel being developed. If the Planning Board deems such 
existing buffering insufficient, it shall be supplemented with 
additional planting. 

9.6.3.2 All buildings must be located twenty (20) feet from a street or 
driveway within the site. 

9.6.3.3 All buildings must be located fifty (50) feet from any existing 
street . 

9.6.3.4 Upon a finding by the Planning Board that a setback of lesser 
width would be sufficient to visually screen and/or separate the 
development from adjacent property, the setback may be reduced. 
The Board may require "no disturb" easements, conservation 
restrictions or the like where the setback has been reduced. 

9.6.4 Minimum separation of buildings: 20 feet 

9.6.5 Maximum height of buildings and structures: 36 feet, and 2 ^ 
stories . 

9.6.6 Frontage - Minimum lot frontage to be fifty (50) feet. 

9.6.7 The Planning Board may impose other dimensional requirements, as 
it deems appropriate to enhance the purpose and intent of this 
by-law . 

9.7 Parking requirements - 2.25 off-street parking spaces per 
dwelling unit 

9.8 Affordable Housing Density Bonus 

9.8.1 For all Over 55 Housing Developments, the total number of 
allowable dwelling units may be increased by 25% if the applicant 
designates at least 10% of the total number of units for use as 
affordable housing. 

9.8.2 Subject to Planning Board approval, an applicant for an Over 55 
Housing special permit may utilize an available state or federal 
assistance program, or may choose to meet the affordable housing 
requirements by utilizing income and asset standards, and by 
establishing sales prices, entry fees, condominium fees and other 
costs that are consistent with available affordable housing 
assistance programs. 

9.8.3 Over 55 Affordable Housing Units shall be maintained as 
affordable housing units for the life of the Over 55 Housing 
Development. Each Affordable Housing Unit shall be sold to its 
initial and all subsequent buyers subject to deed riders, 
restrictive covenants, contractual agreements or other mechanisms 
restricting the use and occupancy, sales prices, resale prices 



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and other cost factors to ensure their long term af f ordability . 
These restrictions shall be in place for such maximum time as may 
be permitted under applicable state laws governing such 
restrictions. They shall be enforceable and renewable by the 
Town of Wilmington through standard procedures provided by 
applicable law. 

9.8.3.1 The restrictions shall contain a right of first refusal to the 
Town of Wilmington or its designees at the restricted resale 
value, and a requirement that the owner provides notice of such 
right of refusal to the Town of Wilmington or its designee prior 
to selling the affordable unit. The town or its designee shall 
have 90 days to exercise the right of first refusal. 

9.8.3.2 Nothing in this section shall be construed to cause eviction of 
an owner due to loss of his/her income status during the time of 
ownership. Rather the restrictions governing an affordable unit 
shall be enforced upon resale of the affordable unit. The 
mechanisms and remedies to enforce the restrictions governing an 
affordable unit shall be set forth in its deed restrictions. 



9.8.3.3 All contractual agreements with the Town of Wilmington and other 

documents necessary to ensure the long term aff ordability of an 
affordable housing unit shall be executed prior to the issuance 
of any building permit for it. 



9.8.4 Location 



Affordable units shall be dispersed throughout the development to 
ensure a true mix of market-rate and affordable units. The exterior of 
affordable units shall be generally indistinguishable from market-rate 
units . 



9.8.5 Local preference 



Unless otherwise regulated by an applicable federal or state agency or 
law, at least 70% of the affordable units shall be initially offered to 
Wilmington residents. For the purposes of this section, "Wilmington 
residents" shall be defined as an employee of the Town of Wilmington, a 
current Wilmington resident, or the parent, child, sibling, spouse, 
aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandparent or great grandparent of a 
current Wilmington resident. 



9.8.5.1 Residency shall be established through Town Clerk certification 

based on the Town Census, voter registration, or other acceptable- 
evidence. 



9.8.5.2 These restrictions shall be in force for 120 days from the date 
of the first offering of the sale of a particular affordable 
housing unit. 

9.8.5.3 The developer shall submit a marketing plan to the Planning Board 
or its designee for approval to ensure a diligent effort is made 
to locate eligible purchasers for the affordable units who meet 
the local preference criteria and the applicable income 
requirements . 



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9.9 



Stormwater Management 



The development shall meet the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP) Stormwater Management Policies 
regardless of whether it is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act. 

9.10 Private Roads 

Road and driveways within an Over 55 development shall meet the grades, 
width, curvature, and construction standards as the Planning Board 
shall determine, based upon the standards provided in the regulations 
governing subdivisions, as the same may be waived or modified by the 
Planning Board to meet site conditions and design requirements. 

9.11 Environmental Protection 

The Planning Board, in granting a Special Permit for Over 55 Housing, 
may impose reasonable conditions to protect the environment and health, 
safety and welfare of the neighborhood, of the residents in the 
proposed development, and the general public. 

9.12 Open Space Standards 

9.12.1 A minimum of thirty-five percent (35%) of the tract shown on the 
development plan shall be open space. 

9.12.2 Any proposed open space, unless conveyed to the Wilmington 
Conservation Commission, or a local or regional conservation land 
trust, shall be subject to a permanent recorded deed restriction 
enforceable by the town, providing that such be perpetually kept in 
an open state, that it shall be preserved exclusively for the 
purposes set forth herein, and that it shall be maintained in a 
manner which will ensure its suitability for its intended purposes. 

9.12.3 The percentage of the open space that is wetland shall be 
proportionate to, and shall not exceed, the percentage of the entire 
tract which is wetland. However, the Planning Board may waive this 
requirement if it determines that such waiver would promote the 
purposes of this by-law. 

9.12.4 The open space shall be contiguous. For the purposes of this 
subsection, open space shall be considered "contiguous" if it is 
separated by a roadway, driveway, pathway, or accessory amenity. 

The Planning Board may waive this requirement for all or part of the 
required open space where it is determined that allowing non- 
contiguous open space will promote the goals of this by-law and/or 
protect identified conservation areas. 

9.12.5 The bulk of the open space shall not be in buffer strips, 
undeveloped "fingers" between structures, or other narrow linear 
forms . 

9.12.6 The open space shall be used primarily for wildlife habitat, 
conservation and passive recreation. The Planning Board shall also 
permit where it deems appropriate the following uses: historic 
preservation, outdoor education, active recreation, parks, 
agriculture, horticulture, or a combination of these uses. The open 
space shall be served by suitable access for all stated purposes. 

If the open space is conveyed to the Conservation Commission or a 
local regional land trust, provisions for public access shall be 

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made, including signage. The Planning Board may permit up to 10% of 
the open space to be paved or built upon for structures accessory to 
the dedicated use or uses of such open space (i.e., pedestrian 
walks, bike paths, and parking for public visitors to the open 
space) . 



9.13 Design Criteria 



9.13.1 All buildings in an Over 55 development to be compatible in style, 
building materials, and colors with those in Wilmington, and to 
provide variations of facade and roof lines to enhance the 
architectural character. 



9.13.2 Site design to provide an inter-relationship between the buildings 
so as to provide a sense of community, adequate light, circulation, 
privacy, and separation between buildings. 

9.13.3 The Planning Board may impose appropriate standards for all outdoor 
lighting within an Over 55 development. 

9.13.4 Maintenance responsibilities - Maintenance of the premises, 
including, but not limited to, roadway maintenance and repair, 
snowplowing, trash removal/recycling pick-up and any other amenities 
of the project is the responsibility of the owner/condominium 
association . 



9 . 14 Performance Guarantee 



Before the issuance of any building permits for Over 55 Housing, the 
applicant shall secure the required improvements for streets, ways, 
drainage, and other items specified by the Planning Board with a 
performance guarantee . 



9.15 Revisions and Amendments 



Following the approval of an Over 55 housing development, any change in 
the layout of streets and ways; in the configuration or ownership of 
the open space; or any change which would alter the character of the 
development, shall require the written approval of the Planning Board. 
The Planning Board may, upon its own determination, require a public 
hearing pursuant to special permit requirements if it finds that the 
proposed changes are substantial in nature and of public concern; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee recommends approval . Planning Board recommends 
approval. This article would enable a diversity of housing over 
"55" households and is proposed in a suitable location. Motion 
by Sam Yentile, Cross Street reads the same as is in the above 
article. Mr. Yentile then yielded his time to his Attorney 
Robert Scarano. Mr. Scarano stated with this article we are 
seeking approval to create this district to create over 55 
housing. This type of senior/mature housing is in great demand 
in many communities. This proposal would still need a special 
permit, approval from the Planning Board and all other pertinent 
town boards . 



Amendment by Suzanne Sullivan, "I move to amend Section 9.6.1 to 
replace 5 acres with 10 acres." Motion seconded and so voted. This 
also changes 5 to 10 acres in the Table II Standard Dimensional 
Regulations, Min. Lot area from 5 acres 10 acres. 



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Amendment by Karl Sagal, "I move to amend Section 9.6.2 and add all 
over 55 developments shall include 10% affordable housing units." 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

Amendment by Karl Sagal, "I move to amend Section 9.8.1 to change 10% 
to 25%. 

Ray Forest, Chairman of Housing Partnership approves of amendments. 
Planning Board in favor of amendments. Motion seconded and so voted. 

Amendment by Elizabeth Sabounjian, "I move to amend Section 9.6.2 to 
change wording from wetland and floodplain to wetland resource areas." 
Motion seconded and so voted. Motion as amended seconded and Moderator 
declared voted with 2/3rds required. Article approved. 

Total attendance at Town Meeting was as follows and the meeting adjourned at 
7:00 p.m. 

10:55 a.m. - 162 1:00 p.m. - 328 

12:00 noon -317 2:30p.m. -353 Non-voters - 3 9 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2 003 

Total 

Appropriation By Transfer By Taxation 

1,647,317 1,647,317 

* (580,317) - Free Cash 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2 004 



Total 
Appropriation 



By Transfer 



By Taxation 



SCHOOL BUDGET 
MUNICIPAL BUDGET 
CAPITAL OUTLAY 
WARRANT ARTICLES 
SUB BUDGET 
STATUTORY CHARGES 
TOTAL 



26, 566, 038 
29, 334, 529 
458, 600 
42,550 
56, 401, 717 
5, 122, 393 
61, 524 , 110 



850, 000 
1, 544 , 309 

145, 000 



2, 539, 309 

938, 504 
3,477, 813 



25,716, 038 
27, 790, 220 
313, 600 
42 , 500 
53 , 862 ,408 
4 , 183 , 889 
58, 046, 297 



CEMETERY SALES 

CEMETERY INTEREST 

WATER ANTICIPATED REVENUE 

FREE CASH 

TOTAL 



35, 000 
15, 000 
470, 523 
2, 957,290 
3, 477, 813 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING = JUNE 9, 2003 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the 
manner prescribed in the By-laws of said town, you are hereby directed to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in town affairs 
to meet and assemble at the Lawrence H. Gushing Gymnasium, Wilmington High 
School, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on Monday, the ninth day 
of June 2003, at 7:00 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

Town Moderator James Stewart informed Town Meeting that the meeting would be 
late starting because of the many voters that were still waiting to enter the 
gym. He declared that when the last voter who was in line at 7:00 p.m. was 
checked in, the meeting would begin. This was accomplished at 7:40 p.m. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the Moderator dispense 
with further reading of the warrant and take up and make 
reference to each article by number." Motion seconded and so 
voted . 

ARTICLE 1 . (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws by inserting a new Section 10, under Town of Wilmington Table of 
Contents, entitled Building Moratorium, as follows: 

Section 10. 1 Purpose: 

The purpose of this By-law is to place a temporary moratorium on new 
construction to provide in a planned and rational manner adequate 
public services and facilities to meet the needs of its current and 
future population without overburdening the town's natural resources or 
the capacities of existing and planned public facilities, particularly 
with respect to provision of potable water, wastewater disposal and 
solid waste disposal. The regulations provided in this Article are 
designed to effectuate the purposes of zoning in: 

facilitating adequate provision of water, drainage, sewerage and 
other public health safety and welfare requirements; 

protecting and enhancing the character of the community and its 
historical and natural resources; and 

ensuring that development does not overly burden the capacity of the 
town to absorb the costs of meeting water, sewerage and waste 
disposal service demands in light of both fiscal constraints and 
limited availability of natural resources. 

This By-law furthers the goals of the town's Master Plan approved at 
the 2002 Annual Town Meeting, which recognized the need of the town to 
temporarily restrict development in order to allow sufficient time for 
the town to conduct hydrologic studies and tests in order to identify 
alternative sources of potable water. 

Section 10.2 Applicability 

1. This By-law shall apply to all new construction. This By-law 
shall not apply to the alteration or expansion of any structure 
lawfully in existence as of the effective date of this By-law. 

2. This By-law shall not apply to municipal uses. 



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Section 10.3 



Moratorium 



No building permit shall be issued for any new construction for a 
period of two years from the effective date of this By-law. 

Section 10.4 Scope and Validity of the By-law 

Nothing in this By-law shall nullify or exempt any property or use from 
any other provisions of these By-laws or other town regulations. 

The invalidity of any section or provision of this By-law shall not 
invalidate any other section or provision hereof, nor shall it 
invalidate any building permit, occupancy permit or special permit 
issued in reliance on said section or provision prior to the 
determination of its invalidity; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy reads the same as the above article. 
He stated this is an emotional issue. I propose a two-year 
moratorium on new residential and commercial development. The 
Attorney General has approved moratoriums that are temporary in 
nature to control growth. The main issue is the water supply, 
five wells have been shut down and the town now is purchasing 
water from Burlington and Woburn. The moratorium will not 
prohibit adding on or alterations to existing structures. Many 
residents spoke against this article. Planning Board, 
Conservation Commission and town employees have all been working 
for smart growth stated Michael Carter. Town officials estimate 
the ban could result in a $1.4 million revenue loss over two 
years and, baring new construction, would not affect the town's 
water supply. Finance Committee recommends disapproval. 
Planning Board recommends disapproval. The majority of the 
Board was opposed to this Article for many reasons: (1) there 
are many fewer building permits being issued today for new 
construction of single family homes so that the moratorium is 
unwarranted; (2) there is no value to the moratorium; (3) a 
moratorium is not the solution to the water supply issues facing 
the town; (4) potential legal challenges could be costly to the 
town. After about a ninety minute discussion, a motion to move 
the question was made by Mark West. Vote by 2/3rds necessary. ■ 
Vote was then taken on Article 1, and results were Yes 143 No 
704. Article defeated. 

Motion by James Tighe, 117 Glen Road, "I move to reconsider Article 1." 
Motion seconded and so voted. Motion defeated by voice vote, declared by 
Moderator . 

ARTICLE 2 . (drawn as 4) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
transfer from the free cash account, when said funds become available and is 
authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, for the amount of $3.5 
million for the purpose of design and full construction including all costs, 
incidental and related to the purpose of constructing a facility for the 
senior citizens of Wilmington, an affordable housing center. Said affordable 
housing center shall be under ownership and control of the Town of 
Wilmington, MA. Said town shall be the owner and keeper of building and 
land, and shall rent out units to inhabitants. Rent, utilities, rules and 
regulations of tenants shall be determined by the Wilmington Board of 
Selectmen. Also, location of said facility of senior affordable housing 
shall be determined by the Wilmington Board of Selectmen. Occupancy by said 
tenants shall be determined by lottery or whatever deemed by the Wilmington 
Board of Selectmen; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Michael McCoy, "I respectfully request to withdraw 
Article 2 of the Special Town Meeting, dated June 9, 2003 without 
prejudice." Motion seconded and so voted to withdraw. 

ARTICLE 3 . (drawn as #3) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to 
amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington 
by voting to rezone from Residential 20 (R-20) and Residential 60 (R-60) to 
Light Industrial/Office (LI/0) the following described parcel of land: 

A certain parcel of land together with the buildings thereon, situated in 
said Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts bounded and described as 
follows : 

Southeasterly; by Main Street by two courses totaling two hundred 

fifty-five and 49/100 (255.49) feet; 

Southwesterly; by land now or formerly of Farrell as shown on plan 

hereinafter referred to, two hundred forty-four and 
16/100 (244.16) feet; 

Southeasterly, again; by land now or formerly of said Farrell, one hundred 

twenty-three and 93/100 (123.93) feet; 

Southwesterly, again; by land now or formerly of N.E. Livestock, Co., by 

two courses as shown on said plan, one hundred two 
and 78/100 (102.78) feet and one hundred eighty-one 
and 05/100 (181.05) feet, respectively; 

Northwesterly; by land of owners unknown, one hundred eighty-nine 

and 28/100 (189.28) feet; 

Northeasterly; by land now or formerly of Reilly, five hundred 

thirty-three (533) feet. 

Said parcel contains 3 acres, more or less, according to plan entitled "Plan 
of Land in Wilmington, Mass" dated March 1925, Dana F. Perkins, C.E. and 
Surveyor, recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 
53, Plan 32B. 

For Petitioner's title, see deed recorded at the Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 4751, Page 110. 

The above-referenced property is also shown as Parcel 4 on Assessor's Map 25; 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert Autenzio, 911 Main Street, reads the same as 
above article. Mr. Autenzio planned to bring this rezoning 
before the Annual Town Meeting but was advised by town officials 
to wait until light industrial district was approved. This new 
district was approved in Article 23 of April 26, 2003. Mr. 
Autenzio' s business is the design of residential and commercial 
landscaping. There would be no outward storage of supplies on 
the site. There was discussion about whether this use was 
allowed in Light Industrial Dis^-rict. Building Inspector Dan 
Paret stated it was not. Mr. Autenzio said he has not had time 
to speak to Mr. Paret but felt it could fit within the scope of 
the zoning. Some residents of the area spoke in opposition. 
Finance Committee recommends approval . Planning Board 
recommends unanimous approval. The Board supports the rezoning 
for the following reasons: (1) Light industrial/office would be 
the best use of the land, (2) given the general industrial use 
of the adjacent parcel of land, residential use is not a viable 



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use; and (3) the light industrial/office would be a good 
transitional use between the general industrial use of the 
southerly boundary and the residential use to the north. Mrs. 
Anne Linehan made a motion to move the question. Voted with 
2/3rds required, declared by Moderator. Main motion seconded 
and so voted. Yes 497 No 47. Voted with 2/3rds required. 

ARTICLE 4 . (drawn as #7) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to 
amend the Zoning By-laws by inserting in Section 6.6, Groundwater Protection 
District, the following new subsections: 

6.6.5.9 Land application, deposition, dumping, landfilling, storage, 
processing, or use as material for the shaping, grading or 
closure of a landfill or former landfill of construction and 
demolition debris and residue or fines from processing of 
construction and demolition debris. 

6.6.5.10 Transfer station for construction and demolition debris or 
municipal solid waste; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Betty Bigwood reads the same as contained in the 
warrant article. This article is about protecting our Zone II 
water recharge area, about preserving our water supply. This 
capping of the landfill to the degree it has happened has not 
been necessary. Large amounts of contaminated fill have been 
brought into the landfill, this has become a revenue dump. The 
people operating it have made huge amounts of money. Debbie 
Duggan stated our community is at risk. We need to start making 
strong laws. I urge you to vote yes on this article. William 
Wallace asked if this article would close our recycling center. 
Town Counsel, Michael Newhouse answered that Recycling Center 
would be able to continue. Town Manager, Michael Caira spoke in 
favor of this article. Finance Committee recommends 
disapproval. Planning Board recommends approval. The Board has 
a concern with the materials that could be included under the 
broad description of construction and demolition debris and 
believes that these materials should not be allowed in the 
groundwater protection district. Zoning By-law change requires 
a 2/3rds vote. Motion seconded and so voted. Yes 214 No 1, 
voice vote declared by Moderator. Article 4 is approved. 

ARTICLE 5 . (drawn as #9) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to 
amend the Town of Wilmington Inhabitant By-laws by inserting in Chapter 5, 
Public Regulations, the following new section: 

Section 46 Contaminated Soil 
Section 46.1 Authority 

This by-law is adopted by the Town of Wilmington pursuant to its police 
powers to protect the public health, safety and welfare, and the Home Rule 
Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, Article 89 of the Articles of 
Amendment, independent of the provisions of Section 150A of Chapter 111 of 
the General Laws and regulations promulgated thereto. 



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Section 46.2 Zone II Prohibition 

Contaminated soil which results from a release to the environment is 
prohibited from being brought into the Tovm of Wilmington to be disposed of, 
stored, stockpiled, spread onto the ground surface for any purpose, used for 
shaping, grading, or closure of a landfill or former landfill area, or used 
as fill material for any and all purposes within any Zone II aquifer 
protection area which has been approved by the Department of Environmental 
Protection; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Betty Bigwood reads the same as contained in warrant 
article. This article seeks to prohibit the importation of any 
contaminated soil for the purpose of capping a landfill, or 
former landfill, within a Zone II aquifer protection area. Mrs. 
Bigwood stated we estimate 1.3 million tons of contaminated soil 
has been brought into the landfill. We have tried to fight this 
for years and have not been successful. We hope to be this 
evening. George Lingenfelter stated the report by Geolnsights 
is a complete vindication of what citizens have been saying. 
Board of Health Director, Greg Erickson spoke against this 
article. He informed voters that correspondence between 
Department of Environmental Protection and the Secretary of 
Environmental Affairs indicate that Wilmington will be left to 
pay expenses for the capping of the landfill if this article is 
passed. Mr. Erickson stated costs could range from $5 million 
to $16 million. Mrs. Sullivan contested some of these figures. 
The DEP and the State of Massachusetts also could be a 
responsible party since they have deposited millions of tons of 
contaminated media in our Zone II. Finance Committee recommends 
disapproval. Mr. Mulholland, Chairman stated they did not have 
Geolnsights report available to them. Mr. Hayden of Finance 
Committee also cautioned voters to the unknown financial impact 
of this article. Mrs. Duggan made a motion to move the 
question. So voted, declared by Moderator Yes 214 No 1. 
Majority vote needed for change to Inhabitant By-law. Main 
motion seconded and so voted. Yes 146 No 72. Article 5 is 
approved . 

ARTICLE 6 . (drawn as #6) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to 
impose a moratorium on the sale of town-owned land, not including the sale of 
land already approved by town meeting, to be effective immediately, for 3 
years; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel Woodbury, "I move to see if the Town of 
Wilmington will vote to impose a moratorium on the sale of town- 
owned land, not including the sale of land already approved by 
town meeting, to be effective immediately for 3 years; or do 
anything in relation thereto." Finance Committee recommends 
disapproval. John Walsh from Finance Committee believes we have 
checks and balances in place to guard against the inappropriate 
selling of town-owned land. Mrs Sullivan supports this 
article. Planning Board believes that the process for 
disposition of town-owned land is working well. The Board 
supports the review of specific parcels on a case-by-case basis, 
according to the individual merits. The process includes 
sufficient checks and balances, and there is no reason to impose 
a three -year moratorium. Motior by Anne Linehan to move the 
question. So voted Yes 261 No 29. Main motion seconded and so 
voted, Yes 99 No 208. Article fails. 



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ARTICLE 7 . (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned 
by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town 
of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for 
any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all 
in accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the 
Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in 
the land as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and 
conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 
3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington 
Revised. Said parcels and interest are described as Map 18, Parcel 30 (John 
Street) and Map 18, Parcels 34, 35, 36 and 36A (Pitman Street) ; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Christopher Gray reads the same as the warrant 
article. Christopher and Kathaleen Gray, petitioners of the 
article would like to purchase this land to build two homes, one 
they would live in. Town Manager declared land surplus to the 
needs of the town. Assessor Skip Moynihan set a fair market 
value of $300,000. Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Planning Board recommends disapproval. The Board supports 
maintaining these parcels as open space. Mrs. Gray stated this 
article won majority vote at Town Meeting in April, but not 
2/3rds necessary. Mr. Ray Forest, Chairman Housing Partnership 
would like to be given opportunity to build affordable housing. 
Jim Rooney asked how much land was town-owned. Mr. Moynihan 
answered five hundred (500) acres. Mr. Rooney stated this is an 
opportunity to put the land up for bid to benefit two young 
people from Wilmington. Mr. Downs asked if a developer had 
purchased any abutting land. Town Manager stated this is an 
opportunity to put $300,000 in the stabilization account. He 
considers this a proper investment for the town. Motion by Mr. 
Longo to move the question. Voted with 2/3rds, declared by 
Moderator. Vote on main motion Yes 266 No 188. Article fails. 

ARTICLE 8 . (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
Map and associated Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington by voting- to 
rezone from Residential 60 (R-60) to Residential 20 (R-20) the following 
described parcel of land as listed on the Assessor's legal file Map 10 Parcel 
23 and Parcel 31; or do anything in relation thereto, for the construction of 
one single family dwelling. 

Motion by Tim Penney, "I move to withdraw this article." Motion 
seconded and so voted to withdraw. 

ARTICLE 9 . (drawn as #8) To see if the town will vote to accept the 
provisions of G.L. Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002 (Amending G.L. 59, Section 
5(41C), effective July 1, 2003, in order to adjust the age, income and asset 
requirements seniors must meet to qualify for the Clause 41C exemption; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond Lepore, "I move to withdraw this article." 
Motion seconded and so voted to withdraw. 

Motion by Kevin MacDonald to reconsider Article 4, which was the 
last article of the evening. Moderator declared a motion had 
already been made for adjournment. 

Meeting adjourned at 12 midnight. Attendance at the meeting was eight 
hundred eighty-eight (888) voters and forty- four (44) non-voters. 

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Directory of Officials - January 1^ 2004 



Board of Selectmen 



Michael V. McCoy, Chairman 
Robert P. Palmer 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Frank J. West 



2005 
2004 
2004 
2005 
2006 



Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



Moderator 



James C. Stewart 



2006 



School Committee 



Stephen P. Peterson, Chairman 

Suzanne S. Cushing, Vice Chairman 

Joan M. Duffy 

Theresa L. Buonopane 

Marilyn J. Lamson 

Michael R. Baker 

Mark DiGiovanni 



2004 
2004 
2004 
2005 
2005 
2006 
2006 



Superintendent of Schools 



William H. McAlduff, Jr, 



Finance Committee 



Barry J. Mulholland, Chairman 

John F. Doherty, III, Vice Chairman 

John M. Walsh, Secretary 

William A. Cole 

William J. Dowd 

Richard K. Hayden 

William J. Wallace 

Daniel C. Wandell 



2005 
2005 
2004 
2004 
2005 
2006 
2006 
2006 



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Boards. Committees & Commissioos 2003 



Term 
Expires 



Term 
Expires 



Appeals, Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 2005 

Daniel C. Wandell, Jr. 2004 

Robert L. Doucette 2006 

Edward P. Loud, Associate 2004 

Karl I. Sagal, Associate 2004 

Joseph M. Steen, Associate 2004 



Assessors, Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 

By-Law Study Committee 

Robert H. Spencer, Chairman 

James F. Banda 

Robert J. Cain 

Scott C. Garrant 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Walter J. Kaminski 

M. Ronald Mendes 

Joan D. Searfoss 

Robert P. Palmer, Sel . Liaison 

Frank J. West, Sel. Liaison 

Kathleen M. Scanlon, Ex-Officio 

Cable TV Advisory Task Force 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Ruth Kennedy 
A. Quincy Vale 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

H. Elizabeth White, Chairperson 2004 



Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 2004 

Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 2005 

Ann H. Berghaus, Rec . Sec. 2006 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treasurer 2006 

Cemetery Commission 

Marjorie E. MacDonald, Chairman 2005 

Cynthia A. McCue 2004 

Judith A. Simmons 2 06 



Community Advisory Panel 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 

Joseph J. Balliro, Jr. 

Kathleen M. Barry 

Betty M. Bigwood 

Dennis B. Cataldo 

John Ciriello 

Robert J. Douglas 

Deborah L . Duggan 

Gregory P. Erickson 

George G. Lingenf elter , III 

Linda Raymond 

Michael Raymond 

Vera M. Scolastico 

Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Daniel C. Wandell, Jr. 

Judith A. Waterhouse 

Jane A. Williams Vale 

Michael J. Woods 



Conservation Commission 

James H. Morris, Chairman 2004 

Judith A. Waterhouse, V. Chmn. 2004 

Richard J. Patterson 2004 

Lisa A. Brothers 2005 

Beverly A. Shea 2005 

Jolene S. Lewis 2006 

Jason R. Tildsley 2006 

Disabilities, Commission on 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 2005 

Frank A. Botte 2004 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 2004 

George B. O'Connell 2006 
Robert P. Palmer, Sel. Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 

John J. King, Chairman 2004 

Rosemary K. Cross, V. Chmn. 2 005 

Joseph C. Filipowicz 2004 

Henry C. Latta 2004 

Joseph A. Paglia 2005 

Albert J. LaValle 2006 

Frank J. Ratto 2006 



Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Gregory P. Erickson 
Roger J. Lessard 
Michael Morris 
Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
Donald N. Onusseit 
Daniel W. Paret 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Michael J. Woods 
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Boards, Committees & Commissions 2003 



Term 
Expires 



Health, Board of 

Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chair. 2005 

Jane A. Williams-Vale, V. Chair. 2006 

James A. Ficociello 2004 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 2005 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treasurer 2004 

Audrey E. Riddle 2004 

Gerald R. Duggan 2005 

James T. Murray 2005 

Theresa A. McDermott 2006 

William J. Campbell 2006 

Housing Authority 

Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 2 008 

Charles Fiore, Jr., V. Chairman 2006 

Alfred Meegan, Sec. /St. Appt . 2008 

Arthur Hicks, Asst. Treasurer 2005 

Marilyn A. Cox 2007 

Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 2 005 

Charles E. Boyle, V. Chairman 2005 

Marilyn A. Cox 2005 

Gregory P. Erickson 2 005 

Cynthia A. McCue 2005 

Alfred N. Meegan, Jr. 2005 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 2005 

Lester E. White 2005 
Lynn G. Duncan, Director 
Michael A. Caira, Town Manager 
Suzanne Sullivan, Sel. Liason 

Library Trustees 

Margaret A. Kane, Chairman 2 004 

Joan S. Grady, Vice Chairman 2006 

Mary J. Deislinger 2004 

James F. Banda 2005 

Edward H. Jones 2 005 

Karen E. Campbell 2 006 
Anne Buzzell, Trustee Emeritus 



Master Plan Committee 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 

Kenneth J. Lifton, Vice Chairman 

Michael R. Baker 

Karen E. Campbell 

Susanne L. Clarkin 

Stephen J. Costa 

Rosemary K. Cross 

Robert C. DiPasquale 

James A. Ficociello 



Term 
Expires 

Master Plan Committee (continued) 

William F. C. Gately 
Carolyn R. Harris 
Arthur Hayden, Sr. 
Randi R. Holland 
William G. Hooper, Jr. 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Sidney R. Kaizer 
Margaret A. Kane 
Joseph A. Langone 
Vincent Licciardi 
James T. Murray 
Kathleen A. Reynolds 
James J. Rooney 
Frederick W. Russell, Jr. 
Debra L. Russo 
Karl I. Sagal 
Beverly A. Shea 
Michael A. Sorrentino 
Martha K. Stevenson 
Barbara Sullivan 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
James D. Tighe 
Ernest M. Wallent 
Jane A. Williams -Vale 
Daniel E. Woodbury 
Ann L. Yurek 

Open Space Committee 

James H. Morris, Chairman 
Betty M. Bigwood 
Leland B. Chisholm 
Deborah E. Cipriani 
Robert J. Douglas 
Richard H. Grinder, Jr. 
William G. Hooper, Jr. 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Joseph M. Kennedy 
Kenneth J. Lifton 
Barry J. Mulholland 
Iva Marie Rideout 
Beverly A. Shea 
Martha K. Stevenson 
Barbara Sullivan 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Permanent Building Committee 



Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 2005 

Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 2004 

John C. Holloway 2 005 

Joseph A. Langone 2 006 

Paul J. Melaragni 2006 



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s 



SSIOOS 



Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman 
Ann L. Yurek, Clerk 
Randi R. Holland 
David G. Shedd 
James F. Banda, Jr. 

Recreation Commission 

Jeannette M. Savage, Chairman 
Larry G. Noel 
James D. Tighe 
C. Michael Burns 
Maribeth Crupi 

Redevelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 
Christopher P. Barry 
Edward P. Loud, Sr. 
Jason R. Tildsley 

Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 

Robert G. Peterson, Chairman 
James M. Gillis, Secretary 

Registrars, Board of 

Alice M. Hooper, Chairman 

Barbara J. Buck 

Edward L. Sousa 

Kathleen M. Scanlon, Clerk 

Scholarship Fund Committee 

William H. McAlduff, Jr, Chmn. 
Florence J. Athanasia 
Barry R. Cahill 
John J. DeMarco 
Robert G. Peterson 

Town Forest Committee 
Forrest G. Downs 



Term 
Expires 

2007 
2004 
2005 
2006 
2008 



2006 
2004 
2004 
2005 
2006 



2006 
2004 
2007 
2008 



2004 
2006 



2006 
2004 
2005 



2005 
2005 
2005 
2005 
2005 



2005 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Michael Morris 
Lorraine P. Dineen 
M. Ronald Mendes 



Term 
Expires 

2006 
2006 
2006 



275*^^ Anniversary Celebration Committee 

John P. Gushing, Chairman 
Robert A. Brown 
C. Michael Burns 
Robert J. Cain 
Sandra S. Curtin 
Dianna DiGregorio 
George W. Hooper, Sr. 
Joan L . Maga 
Adele C. Passmore 
Kathleen A. Black Reynolds 
Joan D. Searfoss 
James C. Stewart 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 

Frederick W. Russell, Jr., Chmn 2005 
Joseph J. Balliro, Jr. 2004 
Matthew J. Kane 2 006 

Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman 2 04 

H. Elizabeth White, V. Chmn. 2005 

Anne Buzzell, Treasurer 2005 

Annette Campbell 2 004 

Frances D. Keough 2004 

David J. Maison, Programming 2004 

Marguerite Elia 2005 

Evelyn Choate Gibbs 2 005 

Tracey A. MacNeill 2005 

Lucina Roark 2005 

Carolyn L. Stanhope 2005 

* Advisory Board members 




Wilmington Recreation 
Basketball League. 
3rd Grade Boys. 



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sions 



Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 



Precinct 1 



Precinct 4 



Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Edith Ann Graham, Dep. Warden 
Sandra S. Volpe, Clerk 
Phyllis M. Flaherty, Dep. Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
Helen M. Brady, Dep. Insp . 
Priscilla R. Ward, Alternate 
Anna Giannotti, Alternate 
Mabel G. Maison, Alternate 



Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Marilyn West, Dep. Clerk 
Florence Webster, Inspector 
Gail Gass, Dep. Inspector 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Denise M. Kearns, Alternate 
Joanna E. Clayton, Alternate 
Phyllis Hailey, Alternate 



Precinct 2 



Precinct 5 



Andrea Houser, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Inspector 
Linda Berberian, Dep. Insp. 
Mary Schultz, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Norinne M. Markey, Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden 
Minnie Kirby, Inspector 
Patricia McKenna, Inspector 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 
Terri L. Woods, Alternate 
Janice Quandt, Alternate 
Ruth Holbrook, Alternate 
Anna Simmons, Alternate 



Marlene Moran, Warden 
Margaret Blonigen, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Melissa Nobile, Dep. Insp. 
Mary Husen, Dep. Clerk 
Veronica M. DiOrio, Alternate 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 
Janice Quandt, Alternate 
Beverly Dalton, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Evelyn W. Conlin, Warden 
Phyllis Vieira, Dep. Warden 
Margaret L. Perry, Clerk 
Jean M. Draper, Dep. Clerk 
Joanne Roberto, Alternate 
Donald Armstrong, Alternate 
Jean Mazzocca, Alternate 




Fourth of July Festivities. 



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Officers and Department Heads - January 1, 2004 



Accountant 

Administrative Assistant 
Animal Control/Inspector 
Assistant Town Manager 
Assessor, Principal 

Community Development Program Director 
Constable 

Elderly Services Director 
Emergency Management Director 
Engineering Director 
Fire Chief 

Housing Authority Exec. Director 
Inspector of Buildings 
Ipswich River Watershed Assoc. 
Librarian 

Mass. Bay Transportation 
Authority Advisory Board 

Mass. Water Resource Authority 
Advisory Board 

Metropolitan Area Planning 

Council 
Middlesex Canal Commission 

Museum Curator 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee 

Planning/Conservation Director 
Plumbing and Gas Inspector 
Police Chief 

Public Buildings Superintendent 

Public Health Director 

Public Health Nurse 

Public Works Superintendent 

Reading Municipal Light Dept. 
Advisory Board 

Recreation Director 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Town Clerk 

Town Counsel 

Town Manager 

Treasurer/ Collector 

Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 

Water & Sewer Superintendent 

Wiring Inspector 



Michael Morris 694-2029 

Margaret A. Tarantino 658-3311 

Ellen G. Davis 658-7845 

Jeffrey M. Hull 658-3311 

Humphrey J. Moynihan 658-3675 

James Chaput 658-9843 

Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 658-6140 

Theresa Marciello 657-7595 

Daniel R. Stewart 658-3346 

Anthony Pronski 658-4499 

Daniel R. Stewart 658-3346 

Karen DeJoie 658-8531 

Daniel W. Paret 658-4531 

Vacant 658-2024 

Christina A. Stewart 658-2967 

Michael V. McCoy 658-3311 

Michael J. Woods 658-4711 

Lynn G. Duncan 658-8238 

Betty M. Bigwood 657-7870 
Michael J. Mclnnis 

Kathleen Black Reynolds 658- 

Michael A. Caira 658- 

Donald N. Onusseit 658- 

Lynn G. Duncan 65 8- 

William R. Harrison 658- 

Bernard P. Nally 658- 

Roger J. Lessard 658 

Gregory P. Erickson 658- 

Ann V. FitzGerald, R.N. 694- 

Donald N. Onusseit 658- 

Roger J. Lessard 658- 

Roger E. Stevenin 658- 

Deborah E. Cipriani 658- 

James J. Babineau (781) 665- 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 658- 

Paul DeRensis (617) 951- 

Michael A. Caira 658- 

M. Ronald Mendes 658- 

Paul A. Farrell 694- 

Michael J. Woods 658- 

Frederick Sutter 658- 



5475 

3311 
4481 

8238 

4531 

5071 

3017 

4298 

2041 

4481 

3017 
5600 

4270 

8301 

2030 

2300 

3311 

3531 

2040 

4711 

4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates -2"^* & 4'^^ Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the town's chief elected officials. The 
Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the Board of 
Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also 
responsible for issuing numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, 
common victualer licenses and licenses to operate automobile dealerships. 
The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Michael V. McCoy, Chairman 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Robert P. Palmer 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Frank J. West 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He 
supervises and directs the administration of all departments, boards and 
commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town Moderator, Finance 
Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of 
Voters. His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of 
staff and members of certain boards and commissions; attendance at all 
regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen to advise and 
recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the town; 
representing the town in all litigation to which the town is a party; 
acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the town; preparation and 
administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the 
procurement of all goods and services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrey M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workmans' 
compensation, general liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; 
developing the town's recycling program and insuring that the town meets 
the procurement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; 
assists with the preparation of the annual budget and provides general 
assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of municipal administration. 

Town Clerk - Kathleen M. Scanlon - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the 
keeping of records and documents, the issuance of licenses and the 
administration of elections. In terms of the town records the Clerk 
records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is 
Registrar of all vital statistics and Filing Officer for birth and death 
certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's office also issues 
marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, etc. The clerk 
acts as supervisor of all elections and serves as clerk of the Board of 
Registrars . 




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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 

Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 694-2029 



The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve 
town funds. The department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for 
payment of all bills owed by the town. The Accountant maintains the 
complete official financial records of the town and prepares other 
financial records and reports as needed. Additionally, this office 
participates in the preparation of the annual budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Moynihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property 
taxes necessary to meet appropriations and to insure that taxes are 
allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by each taxpayer. 
The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and 
personal property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the 
true market value, except for property qualifying for preferential 
assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates 
depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the 
tax levy or amount to be raised from property taxation and (3) property 
classification . 

Treasurer/Collector - M. Ronald Mendes - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of 
monies due the town including property and motor vehicle excise taxes and 
charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This department is 
responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector 
monitors the town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term 
borrowing. The department serves as custodian of all town funds. All 
municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title and 
foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the 
Treasurer/Collector . 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Lynn G. Duncan - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake 
studies of land use, economic development, housing, transportation and 
other matters related to community development; compile and maintain maps, 
statistics and records related to land use and development; review 
individual proposals for development and for compliance with the 
subdivision regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare applications and 
administer grants related to planning and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration 
and enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is intended to protect seven public 
interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage 
prevention, protection of public and private water supply, protection of 
ground water supply, prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries and 
protection of land containing shellfish. Some of the department's 
responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to 
insure their compliance with the town and State wetlands statutes. In 
addition, the department manages several pieces of property throughout 
town which have been placed into the town's custody as conservation land. 

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Building Inspector - Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 



The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, 
the State Uniform Building Code and certain other State codes. This 
department provides assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, architects, 
engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing zoning 
cases, plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is 
responsible for plumbing, gas fitting and wiring inspections. 

Director of Public Health - Gregory P. Erickson - 658-4298 

The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional 
services include restaurant, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial 
buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks and 
caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the 
location of septic systems, septic system inspections, nuisance 
inspections and responds to citizen complaints regarding dumping, air 
pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department 
provides public nursing services. This includes an annual rabies clinic 
for dogs and immunization for influenza, pneumonia ,' polio and various 
other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure and cholesterol 
screenings to Town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health 
care visits to elderly residents of the town. 



PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Daniel R. Stewart - 658-3346 -- Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention 
and extinguishing of fires. Members of the department make regular fire 
safety inspections of nursing homes, places of public assembly and 
schools. All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be 
obtained from the Fire Department. The department also issues permits for 
oil burner installations, the storage of flammable liquids such as 
gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use of explosives such as 
dynamite, rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department provides emergency 
medical services to residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as 
Emergency Medical Technicians are assigned as ambulance attendants. Two 
ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care transport. 

Police Chief - Bernard P. Nally - 658-5071 -- Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the 
protection of people and property through enforcement of criminal laws and 
traffic regulations. The department also enforces certain local by-laws 
and provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control 
services are provided through this department. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, 
cemeteries, water, sewers, refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is 
responsible for the care and maintenance of the roads, sidewalks, parking 
areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town 
departments, boards and commissions with engineering related projects, 
such as drainage problems, review of subdivision plans and inspection of 



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subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & Grounds Division is 
responsible for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and 
recreation areas. The Tree Division is responsible for the town's public 
shade and ornamental trees and maintenance of the trees on the Town 
Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible for the operation 
of the town's water supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic 
pumping stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems and the septic 
disposal station. These responsibilities are assumed by the Water & Sewer 
Department. The Department operates two water treatment plants in 
accordance with regulations established by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal 
Environmental Agency (EPA) . 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling 
program for many household items, maintains a composting center for grass 
and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for residential solid waste 
collection . 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Superintendent - Roger J. Lessard - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 
square feet of building space. The department provides custodial services 
for all school buildings and most of the general government buildings. In 
addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains 
all of the town's municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the 
complete set-up at all town elections and the annual and special town 
meetings . 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an 
individual and group basis. Examples of the types of programs include 
health information, educational classes, meals on wheels, recreational 
activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional 
services included assistance with social security and medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The 
library seeks to provide basic educational, informational and recreational 
library services. Staff provides reference and reader services to adults 
and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information 
available in books and other materials. Technical services utilizes the 
tools of library technology to provide the means for informational access 
and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library 
Consortium, a twenty-nine member consortium of towns in the Merrimack 
Valley area. This membership allows library patrons to access library 
resources in each of the twenty-nine member towns. 



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Recreation Director - Deborah E. Cipriani - 658-4270 



The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for 
children and adults. Some of the programs offered through this department 
include a summer swimming program for children, volleyball for adults, the 
Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for children, ladies fitness, 
day trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at 
Halloween and a number of other programs. In addition, the Recreation 
Department offers resources for travel such as discounts to Walt Disney 
World. 

Veterans' Agent - Paul A. Farrell - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for 
veterans and their dependents who qualify. Financial aid which, is 
reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is rendered in the form of 
cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The 
Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other 
programs administered by the United States Veterans Administration. 




A salute to those who served. 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions 
Meeting Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Coimnlssion Date Room Building Time 



APPEALS, BOARD OF 


n ST 
1 


& 3 Monday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 


2 


Wednesday 




Arts 


Center 


7 


■ 00 


P 


m 


ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 


2 


Thursday 


2 


Tovm 


Hall 


9 


00 


a 


m 


CARTER LECTURE FUND 


As 


Needed 
















CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 


As 


Needed 
















COMMUNITY ADVISORY PANEL 


tND 
2. 


Thursday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 





P 


m 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 


4™ 


Monday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


9 


30 


a 


.m 


CONSERVATION COMMISSION 


T ST 

1 


& 3 Wednesday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


. m 


DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM. 


As 


Needed 
















ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 


3 


Tuesday 




Sr. Center 


1 


30 


P 


m 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 


2 


Tuesday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


HEALTH, BOARD OF 


T ST 
1 


Tuesday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


6 


00 


P 


tn 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION 


2ND 


Monday 




Harnden Tavern 


7 


30 


P 


m 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 


2^ ST 


Tuesday 




Deming Way 


2 


30 


P 


m 


HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 


2ND 


Wednesday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


6 


00 


P 


m 


LIBRARY TRUSTEES 


^RD 


Tuesday 




Library 


7 


00 


P 


m 


MASTER PLAN COMMITTEE 


4TH 


Thursday 


AUD 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


30 


P 


m 


PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE 


As 


Needed 




Tov/n 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


PLANNING BOARD 


^ST 


& 3"*° Tuesday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


30 


P 


m 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


^ST 


Thursday 


8 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 


Monthly 




Shav7 


Tech. 


7 


30 


P 


m 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


2ND 


Monday 


12 


Tovm 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


tn 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND 


& 4™ Wednesday 


9 


Tov^n 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


tn 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND 


& 4™ Monday 


9 


Tov?n 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


tn 


TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 


As 


Needed 
















WATER & SEWER COMMISSION 


^RD 


Tuesday 


9 


Tovm 


Hall 


5 


00 


P 


in 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE (S) 


ACCl 


Acorn Drive 


from 


Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 


385 


1998 




Adams Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2, 915 


1908 




Adelaide Street 


from 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 




Agostino Drive 


from 


Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 




Agostino Drive 


from 


Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


580 


1996 




Aldrich Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6, 740 


1894 




Allgrove Lane 


from 


Woburn Street 


470 


1993 




Allgrove Lane 


from 


Allgrove Lane to dead-end 


430 


1996 




Allenhurst Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


1, 161 


1994 




Allen Park Drive 


from 


Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2, 319 


1971 


1984 


Amherst Road 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to end of cul-de-sac 


1, 500 


1996 




Andover Street 


from 


Salem Street 


180 


1894 




Andover Street 


from 


Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11, 300 


1894 


1970 


Andrew Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 


435 


1985 




Anthony Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 




Apache Way 


from 


Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 


1 , 675 


1998 




Apollo Drive 


from 


Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 




Appletree Lane 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


994 


1990 




Arlene Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3, 754 


1966 


1978 


Ashwood Avenue 


from 


Andover St. thru cul-de-sac 


2,800 


1998 




Aspen Drive 


from 


Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Auburn Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 




Avon Street 


from 


Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Ayotte Street 


from 


Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 




Bailey Road 


from 


Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd 


165 


1998 




Bailey Road 


from 


Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd. 538 


1999 




Baker Street 


from 


Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 


684 


1945 




Baker Street 


from 


Existing Baker Street 


135 


2001 




Baland Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Route 12 5 to Andover Line 


12, 000 


1894 


1985 


Bancroft Street 


from 


Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from 


Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from 


Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1, 005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from 


Cunningham Street to Faulkner Ave. 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from 


Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


from 


Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1, 282 


1975 




Birch Road 


from 


Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 


345 


1999 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


1, 197 


1952 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Judith Road 


400 


1953 




Blanchard Road 


from 


Kendall Road 


625 


1989 




Blueberry Lane 


from 


Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1, 600 


1998 




Boutwell Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4, 144 


1894 


1960 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1, 066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to Woods ide Avenue 


1, 017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 





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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Broad Street 


from 


King Street 


1, 377 


1954 


Burlington Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Burlington Line 


8,588 


1894 


Burnap Street 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 


Burnap Street 


from 


Winchell Road 


484 


1945 


Burt Road 


from 


Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


Butters Row 


from 


Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3 , 577 


1894 


Buzzell Drive 


from 


Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 


Canal Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


Carolyn Road 


from 


North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


Carson Avenue 


from 


Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1,017 


1961 


Carter Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave . 


1, 411 


1957 


Castle Drive 


from 


Burlington Ave left to Burlington Ave 


1, 325 


1997 


Catherine Avenue 


from 


Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1, 000 


1966 


Cedar Street 


from 


Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 


Cedar Crest Road 


f rom 


Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 


Central Street 


from 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 


Chandler Road 


from 


Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 


Chapman Avenue 


from 


Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,575 


1951 


Charlotte Road 


from 


Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


859 


1971 


Chase Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 


Cherokee Lane 


from 


Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 


812 


1999 


Chestnut Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11,480 


1894 


Church Street 


from 


Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4,285 


1894 


Clark Street 


from 


Main Street to Church Street 


2,470 


1894 


Clorinda Road 


from 


Agostino Drive 


887 


1979 


Colonial Drive 


f rom 


Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


375 


1997 


Cochrane Road 


from 


Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 


Columbia Street 


from 


Church St . to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1,150 


1908 


Concord Street 


from 


Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5,803 


1894 


Congress Street 


f rom 


Forest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1939 


Cook Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


813 


1946 


Coolidge Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 


Corey Avenue 


f rom 


Canal Street to Grand Street 


366 


1951 


Cornell Place 


from 


Fordham Road 


747 


1982 


Cottage Street 


from 


Main Street 


927 


1954 


Cottonwood Circle 


from 


Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


1998 


Crest Avenue 


f rom 


Ayotte Street 


558 


1947 


Cross Street 


from 


Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 


Crystal Road 


from 


Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 


895 


1996 


Cunningham St . 


from 


Salem Street to Beeching Ave 


2,447 


1944 


Cushing Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 


Cypress Street 


from 


Glen Road 


260 


1951 


Dadant Drive 


from 


North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 


Davis Road 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1952 


Dayton Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


Dell Drive 


from 


Burlinaton Avenue 


1 , 794 


1958 


Dexter Street 


from 


Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


f rom 


Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1,402 


1954 




f rom 




n 

O D u 


1 Q Q7 


Dorchester Street 


from 


Billerica Line 


1, 214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1, 490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from 


Palmer Way 


1, 017 


1989 


Draper Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1, 560 


1959 


Drury Lane 


from 


Glen Road to School Street 


633 


1963 


Dublin Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1951 


Dunton Road 


from 


Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 



1946 



1955 
1971 



1971 



1969 



1933 



1952 1953 



1971 



1971 



-207- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Eames Street 


from 


Main Street to Woburn Street 


3 ,200 


1894 


Earles Row 


from 


Route 62 


820 


1994 


Edward Road 


from 


Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd. 


450 


1947 


Elizabeth Drive 


from 


Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1, 348 


1999 


Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1, 043 


1978 


Elwood Road 


from 


Forest Street 


642 


1968 


Emerson Street 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 


Emerald Avenue 


from 


Andover Street westerly thru cul-de- 


sac 400 


2000 


Englewood Drive 


from 


Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 


Evans Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2 , 071 


1971 


Everett Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham St. 


480 


1979 



Fairfield Road from 

Fairmeadow Road from 

Fairmont Avenue from 

Fairview Avenue from 

Faneuil Drive from 

Faulkner Avenue from 

Faulkner Avenue from 

Fay Street from 

Federal Street from 

Ferguson Road from 

Fernbanks Road from 

Flagstaff Road from 

Fletcher Lane from 

Floradale Avenue from 

Flynn Way from 

Fordham Road from 

Forest Street from 

Fox Run Drive from 

Franklin Avenue from 

Frederick Drive from 

Freeport Drive from 



Main Street 

Nichols Street to Nichols Street 

Molloy Road 

State Street 

Massachusetts Avenue 

to beyond Harvard Avenue 

Glen Road to Jacobs Street 

Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead end 

Glen Road to Garden Avenue 

Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 

Shawsheen Avenue 

Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 

Nichols Street 

Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 
Burlington Avenue 

Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 
North Reading Line 
Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 
High Street 

Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 
Salem Street 

Park Street to Lucaya Circle 



299 
328 
952 
648 

790 
946 
125 
714 
740 
073 
550 
587 
792 
627 
680 
714 
100 
975 
739 
070 
086 



1946 
1958 
1971 
1933 

1950 
1944 
1999 
1938 
1894 
1967 
1996 
1989 
1977 
1970 
1996 
1971 
1894 
1989 
1978 
1966 
1979 



1953 



1945 



1976 



Gandalf Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 


Gatehouse Lane 


from 


Towpath Road 


380 


1994 


Gearty Street 


from 


Ring Avenue 


627 


1989 


Glen Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6, 870 


1894 


Glendale Circle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1, 304 


1952 


Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 


Gloria Way 


from 


Broad Street 


770 


1989 


Gowing Road 


from 


Park Street to Marcus Road 


941 


1956 


Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2 , 514 


1966 


Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 


Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 


780 


1943 


Great Neck Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


536 


1989 


Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4 , 147 


1910 


Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 


120 


1957 


Gunderson Road 


from 


Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1, 506 


1959 


Hamlin Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 


Hanover Street 


from 


Atlantic Avenue 


574 


1988 


Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 


838 


1969 


Hardin Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 


Harnden Street 


from 


Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 


Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1, 312 


1971 


Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 



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STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE (S) 


ACCEPTED 


Harvard Avenue 


from 


Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 






Hathaway Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3,270 


1951 


1953 


1959 


Hawthorne Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


230 


1956 






Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1, 286 


1979 






Henry L. Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


651 


1993 






Hi ah St'Tf^et 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3,585 


1894 






Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2,230 


1914 






Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 






Hobson Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1 , 560 


1945 


1951 


1952 


Hopkins Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3 , 051 


1894 


1972 


1975 


Houghton Road 


from 


Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1, 702 


1985 






Industrial Way 


from 


Woburn Street to West Street 


4,430 


1974 






Isabella Way 


from 


West Street 


385 


2001 






Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1, 248 


1968 






Jewel Drive 


from 


Eames Street 


1, 303 


1985 






Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


1940 






Jonspin Road 


from 


Andover Street 


3 , 800 


1993 






Judith Road 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


400 


1953 






Ka j in Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


455 


1989 






Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


923 


1957 






Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






Kpnwood Avenuf 


f rom 


Woburn St to bevond Enalewood Dr 


1,725 


1970 


1971 




Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 






Kilmarnock Street 


from 


West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1, 840 


1894 






King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


1945 




King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


487 


1979 






Kirk Street 


from 


Main Street 


575 


1951 






Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3, 855 


1894 






Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 






Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 






Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 






Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4 , 013 


1956 






Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 






Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham Street to Morningside Dr. 


714 


1974 






Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 






Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 






Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1,760 


1950 






Lloyd Road 


from 


Main Street 


1, 050 


1951 






Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 






Longview Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 






Lorin Drive 


from 


Swain Road 


560 


1992 






Loumac Road 


from 


Drury Lane 


510 


1963 






Lowell Street 


from 


Main Street to Reading Line 


10, 152 


1894 


1978 




Lowell St. Park 


from 


Lowell Street 


580 


1908 


1957 


1958 


Lucaya Circle 


from 


Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2 ,469 


1979 







STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE{S) ACCEPTED 



Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 


250 


1943 






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1 C 4 
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1 Q c; T 
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Meadow Lane 


from 


Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 


115 


1997 






f rom 


O i. Id W O w 1 1 V J. 1 LJ. C L- v—' v_J J_ a \^ C XXV c 


2 4 5 


1966 






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98 8 


2001 




Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to beyond 
Wedgewood Avenue 


1, 528 


1967 




Moore Street 


from 


Existing Moore Street 


630 


2001 




Morgan Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street 


653 


1977 




Morningside Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 




Morse Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 




Mystic Avenue 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


1,298 


1908 


1988 



Nassau Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1 , 566 


1946 


Nathan Road 


from 


Senpek Road 


1, 057 


1971 


Nichols Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3 , 801 


1894 


Nickerson Avenue 


from 


West Street 


953 


1947 


Norfolk Avenue 


from 


Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 


537 


1954 


North Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 


3, 515 


1945 


N. Washington Ave 


from 


Agostino Drive 


858 


1979 


Nottingham Drive 


from 


Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 


480 


1997 


Nunn Road 


from 


Kelley Road 


214 


1965 



Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 




355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2, 


301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from 


Cowing Road to Cowing Road 


1, 


730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 




800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 




122 


1957 


Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1, 


751 


1994 



-210- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Palmer Way 
Park Street 
Parker Street 
Patches Pond Lane 
Patricia Circle 
Pershing Street 
Phillips Avenue 
Pilcher Drive 
Pilling Road 
Pine Avenue 
Pineridge Road 
Pineview Road 
Pinewood Road 
Pleasant Road 
Powder House Cir. 
Presidential Dr. 
Presidential Dr. 
Progress Way 

Quail Run 



from Middlesex Avenue 

from Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 
from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 
from Chestnut Street to a dead end 
from Dell Drive 
from Federal Street 

from Wild Ave. to beyond Baker Street 

from the end of Gearty Street 

from Hathaway Road 

from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 

from North St. to Linda Road 

from Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 

from Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 

from Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 

from Middlesex Avenue 

from Boutwell Street 

from Presidential Dr. thru cul-de-sac 
from Industrial Way 

from Woburn Street 



1,437 
4 , 180 
2 , 000 
1, 185 
595 
720 
1, 519 
410 
954 
380 
914 
450 
1, 364 
750 
710 
826 
768 
630 



1989 
1895 
1919 
1990 
1958 
1943 
1946 
1989 
1959 
1945 
1960 
1953 
1954 
1962 
1954 
1977 
1998 
1974 



1954 1981 



500 1992 



Radcliff Road from 

Railroad Avenue from 

Reading Avenue from 

Reading Avenue from 

Redwood Terrace from 

Reed Street from 

Research Drive from 

Richmond Street from 

Ridge Road from 

Ring Avenue from 

River Street from 

Roberts Road from 

Rollins Road from 

Roosevelt Road from 

Route 62 from 

Royal Street from 



South Street to Benson Road 355 1971 

Clark Street 650 1909 

Oakwood Road 215 197 9 

Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead-end 160 1997 

Kenwood Avenue 64 5 197 

Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 1,090 1971 

Ballardvale Street 1,817 1989 

Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 1,800 1973 

Suncrest Avenue 365 1956 

Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 1,150 1975 

Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave. 453 1962 

Burlington Ave. to Burlington Ave. 1,861 1967 

Marion Street to Fenway Street 200 1954 

Boutwell Street to Swain Road 1,980 1946 

Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 3,343 1958 

Salem Street 1,043 1951 



Salem Street from 

Salem Street from 

Sarafina's Way from 

Scaltrito Drive from 

School Street from 

Senpek Road from 

Serenoa Lane from 

Sewell Road from 

Shady Lane Drive from 

Shawsheen Avenue from 

Sherburn Place from 

Sheridan Road from 

Sherwood Road from 



Tewksbury Line to beyond 

Ballardvale Street 8,895 1894 
North Reading Line to beyond 

Woburn Street 6,475 1894 

Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 450 1995 

Salem Street 785 1974 

Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 1,13 9 1915 

Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 280 1971 

Woburn St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 600 1999 

Hathaway Road 300 1955 

Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 2,904 1950 
beyond Richmond Street to 

Billerica Line 11,845 1894 

Shawsheen Avenue 723 1975 

Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 1,021 1951 1971 

Forest Street to Cochrane Road 445 1971 



1963 



1958 



-211- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Silver Lake Ave. 
Somerset Place 
Sparhawk Drive 
Sprucewood Road 
State Street 
Stonehedge Drive 
Strout Avenue 
Suncrest Avenue 
Swain Road 



from Lake Street to Dexter Street 455 1954 

from Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 878 2000 

from Park Street to Heather Drive 361 1979 

from Shady Lane Drive 690 1952 

from Belmont Ave. to Fairview Ave. 315 1933 

from Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 1,400 1997 

from Lowell Street 908 1955 

from West Street to Ledgewood Road 1,246 1954 

from Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 2,290 1922 



1929 



Taft Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1, 986 


1938 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Wisser Street 


461 


1946 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Baker Street 


900 


1946 


Temple Street 


from 


Church Street 


214 


1911 


Thrush Road 


from 


Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from 


Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 


Tomahawk Drive 


from 


Aldrich Road 


575 


1989 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive to a dead end 


463 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


914 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive 


870 


1993 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


886 


1996 


Tracy Circle 


from 


Woburn Street 


675 


1992 


Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 



Unnamed Street from 

Upton Court from 

Valyn Lane from 

Veranda Avenue from 

Virginia Road from 



Salem Street to Andover 
Andover Street 

Salem Street 
Main Street 

No. Reading Line to No. 



Street 470 1958 

500 1894 

608 1989 

847 1916 

Reading Line 1,105 1954 



Wakefield Avenue 


from Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


355 


1999 


Walker Street 


from 


Main Street 


423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1, 650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Moore Street 


476 


1967 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de 


-sac 75 


1997 


West Street 


from 


Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8, 372 


1894 


Westdale Avenue 


from 


West Street 


1, 211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


from 


Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


from 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 


Wild Avenue 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1, 050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5, 290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from 


Federal Street 


760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from 


Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


746 


1958 


Wisser Street 


from 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1, 146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


from 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23, 122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1, 174 


1969 



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Animal Control 




658 


-5071 






658 


-7845 


Appeals Board 




658 


-4531 


Arts Center 




657 


-3887 


Assessor 




658 


-3675 


Building Inspector 




658 


-4531 


Cemetery Department 




658 


-3901 


Collector of Taxes 




658 


-3531 


Community Development 




658 


-9843 


Elderly Services 




657 


-7595 


Engineer 




658 


-4499 


Fire Department 




658 


-3346 






9 


-1-1 


Fire Prevention 




694 


-2006 


Harnden Tavern Museum 




658 


-5475 


Health, Board of 




658 


-4298 


Housing Authority 




658 


-8531 


Library 




658 


-2967 






657 


-4625 


Nurse 




658 


-4298 


Planning/ Conservation 




658 


-8238 


Plumbing Inspector 




658 


-3223 


Police Department 




658 


-5071 






9 


-1-1 






657 


-8368 


Public Buildings Department 


658 


-3017 


Public Works Department 




658 


-4481 


Recreation Department 




658 


-4270 


School Department 




D -7 T 


o u u u 


Selectmen, Board of 




658 


-3311 


Town Clerk 




658 


-2030 


Town Manager 




658 


-3311 






694 


-1417 


Treasurer 




658 


-3531 


Tree Department 




658 


-2809 


Veterans' Agent 




694 


-2040 


Water & Sewer 




658 


-4711 






658 


-3116 


Food Pantry 




658 


-7425 


Shawsheen Tech 




667 


-2111 


WCTV 




657 


-4066 


Comcast 


888- 


633 


-4266 


Keyspan 


800- 


548 


-8000 


Mosquito Control 


508- 


393 


-3055 


Reading Light Dept . 


781- 


944 


-1340 


Transitional Services 


800- 


249 


-2007 



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